Worlds 2014 in Japan and other ISU council decisions

Discussion in 'Great Skate Debate' started by Eislauffan, Jun 14, 2011.

  1. Eislauffan

    Eislauffan Well-Known Member

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    The ISU just published the decisions of the ISU council.

    Provisonal allotments
    Season 2013/14 ISU Championships
    ISU World Figure Skating Championships – Tokyo or Saitama/Japan
    ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships – Taipei City/Taipei
    ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships – Sofia/Bulgaria
     
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  2. Eislauffan

    Eislauffan Well-Known Member

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    Also, the official announcment on Plushenko's reinstatement.

    Reinstatement Evgeni Plushenko
    Based on a request of the Figure Skating Federation of Russia and in line with the applicable ISU Regulations, the ISU Council agreed to reinstate the Russian Figure Skater Mr. Evgeni Plushenko with immediate effect who will therefore be allowed to compete again in ISU sanctioned competitions including the Olympic Winter Games.
     
  3. Angelskates

    Angelskates Well-Known Member

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    :cheer2: thanks for the news Eislauffan!
     
  4. allezfred

    allezfred Old and Immature Admin Staff Member

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    Interesting that there's nothing about Euros and Four Continents has been decided. Usually it's the other way round. :lol:

    So Worlds will either be in Yoyogi in Tokyo or the Saitama Super Arena then, I guess?
     
  5. Cheylana

    Cheylana Well-Known Member

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    Plushy reinstated...no surprises there. Congrats to him.

    I'm surprised Japan didn't request 2015 Worlds instead. The post-Oly Worlds tends to be really anti-climactic.
     
  6. allezfred

    allezfred Old and Immature Admin Staff Member

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    If Japan wins a gold medal in Sochi, it won't be for the Japanese public. ;)
     
  7. Eislauffan

    Eislauffan Well-Known Member

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    The press release says that "the decision for the allotment of the ISU European Figure Skating Championships 2014, the ISU World Sprint Speed Skating Championships 2014 and the ISU World Synchronized Skating
    Championships 2013 and 2014 has been postponed."

    I heard that there were many applications for 2014 Euros, so they probably need some more time to think.

    As for Worlds 2014 in Japan, I was thinking that the Japanese Federation might want it as some of their top skaters might retire after 2014 and they want them to compete at their Worlds.
     
  8. allezfred

    allezfred Old and Immature Admin Staff Member

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    Interesting thanks. I read here that Stockholm was one of the cities being considered, but I suppose many are interested because it will be before the Olympics in Sochi.

    Yes, Mao, Miki, Daisuke and Nobunari will all probably retire after the 2013/2014 season.
     
  9. Vash01

    Vash01 Fan of Julia, Elena, Anna, Liza, and Vera

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    Good for Japan and Plushy. Congrats.
     
  10. skatesindreams

    skatesindreams Well-Known Member

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    This news gives Japanese fans something good to anticipate.
    They deserve that - and more.
     
  11. Garden Kitty

    Garden Kitty Tranquillo

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    Congrats to Japan, I'm sure they'll do a great job!
     
  12. Hanna

    Hanna Wheeeeeeeeeee

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    Does Bulgaria get Junior Worlds about every other year or am I imagining? :p
     
  13. Sayana_mnk

    Sayana_mnk Member

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    Yes, I was wondering about that too. Junior Worlds was in Sofia in both 2008 and 2009. Why is the event being hosted there again so soon?
     
  14. RUKen

    RUKen Guest

    There are probably not many federations applying to host a competition that involves hosting so many skaters and brings in so few paying spectators and so little TV revenue.
     
  15. peibeck

    peibeck Letting Poje be on top

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    Or maybe Plushy will inspire them to just keep going and going.... :lol:
     
  16. senorita

    senorita New Member

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    ^and then they will all make an advertisement for the Energizer Bunnies (this should be an emoticon)
     
  17. a56

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    No, you're not imagining. I can't help but think that the hosts of Junior Worlds sometimes struggle to break even (in expenses), judging by how few spectators attend. It does bring a bit of prestige, but only the most die hard figure skating fans, athletes, officials, coaches, and family members pay attention because it isn't even broadcast on the internet with any kind of reliability.

    They must have a lot of applications for 2014 Europeans. I'd love to see Spain host, but who knows if they're even bidding.
    Great to see Taipei hosting another Four Continents.
     
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  18. JasperBoy

    JasperBoy Heading for Helsinki

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    I figured that the price of Russia hosting the 2011 Worlds would be the reinstatement of Plushy. And so it is.
     
  19. ilovesalchows

    ilovesalchows Well-Known Member

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    I am sure Fumie will still be around :lol:
     
  20. millipied

    millipied New Member

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    ??? :confused: :rolleyes:
     
  21. Jenna

    Jenna Well-Known Member

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    It's true.
     
  22. millipied

    millipied New Member

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    Interesting, and you know that how?
     
  23. JasperBoy

    JasperBoy Heading for Helsinki

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    millipied, I meant that I believe that the Russian FSU and the ISU struck a deal. Russia would help out the ISU by holding the Worlds in exchange for the ISU reinstating Plushy.

    I'm off on holiday for 3 weeks, so won't be able to respond more.
     
  24. Proustable

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    Which, truthfully, makes it look like Russia can't bargain at all, because as has been stated elsewhere, the rules allow for Plushenko to apply for reinstatement, and frankly, Plushenko skating is better for competitive figure skating on the whole. Now, if Plushenko skates a lot of shows and ignores competing, I expect that'll change, but I don't think he will.
     
  25. walei

    walei Well-Known Member

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    Oh Sweet Taipei gets 4CC again :cheer2:
     
  26. midori

    midori Well-Known Member

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    2014??? I was hoping it was not going to be an Olympics year.... :(:(

    Also what they mean by "Saitama"? If it is Saitama Super Arena, that is the arena with no best seat. :(
     
  27. HisWeirness

    HisWeirness Happy Russian Hunger Games!

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  28. a56

    a56 New Member

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    :cheer2: :cheer2: :cheer2:
     
  29. peibeck

    peibeck Letting Poje be on top

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    No offense, but I've been to post Olympics worlds, and they are great as well. Yes, some competitors may not come, but it is still a wonderful competition. :) And besides, Japan has certainly played host to a lot of wonderful skating events in the past decade, a post-Olympics Worlds isn't too much of a let down, I should think. :lol:
     
  30. walei

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    Judging how a lot top ladies/men are from Japan, I'd assume they would compete at home ice even it is a post Olympics World.