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    Worlds 2014 in Japan and other ISU council decisions

    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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    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.

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    thanks for the news Eislauffan!

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

    So Worlds will either be in Yoyogi in Tokyo or the Saitama Super Arena then, I guess?
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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.
    "Marge, if you're going to get mad at me every time I do something stupid, then I guess I'm just going to have to stop doing stupid things!" - Homer Simpson in the Mr. Plow episode

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheylana View Post
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    I'm surprised Japan didn't request 2015 Worlds instead. The post-Oly Worlds tends to be really anti-climactic.
    If Japan wins a gold medal in Sochi, it won't be for the Japanese public.
    To think that fun is simple fun, while earnest things are earnest, proves all too plain that neither one thou truthfully discernest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by allezfred View Post
    Interesting that there's nothing about Euros and Four Continents has been decided. Usually it's the other way round.
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eislauffan View Post
    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.
    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.

    Quote Originally Posted by Eislauffan View Post
    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.
    Yes, Mao, Miki, Daisuke and Nobunari will all probably retire after the 2013/2014 season.
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    Good for Japan and Plushy. Congrats.

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

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    Congrats to Japan, I'm sure they'll do a great job!
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    Does Bulgaria get Junior Worlds about every other year or am I imagining?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hanna View Post
    Does Bulgaria get Junior Worlds about every other year or am I imagining?
    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?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sayana_mnk View Post
    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?
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by allezfred View Post
    Yes, Mao, Miki, Daisuke and Nobunari will all probably retire after the 2013/2014 season.
    Or maybe Plushy will inspire them to just keep going and going....
    I meant to take the high road.... but I missed the exit.

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hanna View Post
    Does Bulgaria get Junior Worlds about every other year or am I imagining?
    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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    I figured that the price of Russia hosting the 2011 Worlds would be the reinstatement of Plushy. And so it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by allezfred View Post

    Yes, Mao, Miki, Daisuke and Nobunari will all probably retire after the 2013/2014 season.
    I am sure Fumie will still be around

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    Quote Originally Posted by JasperBoy View Post
    I figured that the price of Russia hosting the 2011 Worlds would be the reinstatement of Plushy. And so it is.
    ???

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