Page 29 of 30 FirstFirst ... 1927282930 LastLast
Results 561 to 580 of 598
  1. #561

    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Location
    Infected with the joy of skating!!
    Posts
    10,541
    vCash
    500
    Rep Power
    14026
    Hasn't Daniela Silivas said that she was 13 in Montreal when she won her first world event final?

    Romania was an egregious offender of age rules until about 2004. The hot rumor was that Andreea Munteanu was underage and that's why she got "injured" shortly before the Athens Games.

    Since they don't threaten for gold on the women's side, thanks to the new code, (they suck on bars), I don't think the FIG feels that going after them is very sporting. Also, the violations were from a long time ago.
    Keeper of Nathalie Pechelat's bitchface.

  2. #562
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Location
    On the run from cholla's vibrating cleavage
    Posts
    6,127
    vCash
    500
    Rep Power
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by Squibble View Post
    I tried to do the same thing for Uzbekistan, but the Federation doesn't have a website.

    I did do some investigation on Anastasia Gimazetdinova, though. She was second at Uzbekistani Nationals in 1997-98, and eighth at Four Continents in 1999. I'd say she's probably over the ISU's minimum age limit for seniors by now.
    Gizmo is probably over the maximum age limit for seniors by now

  3. #563
    Title-less
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Posts
    8,764
    vCash
    500
    Rep Power
    6417
    Found a story here about a Chinese who's socially pressured into changing his age.
    http://big5.xinhuanet.com/gate/big5/...t_22085600.htm

    The story talks about Li, whose parents did not believe in falsifying age. But everyone around him did it, which made it difficult for him to survive in his team when everyone on paper was two years younger than he was, and hence had more "potential" for top-notch training or provincial and national team spots (though in reality everyone's the same age). So he finally changed his age.

    The age situation also makes it difficult for the "younger" boys to date girls because on paper they are younger than the girls. It becomes, on paper, love between "little brother" and "older sister".

  4. #564
    Title-less
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Posts
    8,764
    vCash
    500
    Rep Power
    6417
    Specific FSUer's names and quotes cited here.

    http://news.sohu.com/20110218/n279398173.shtml

    http://big5.ce.cn/xwzx/gnsz/gdxw/201...22224966.shtml

    ETA: Some talk about Wenjing SUI's birthplace claiming a water pipe leak as responsible for losing Sui's records?
    http://sports.163.com/11/0218/08/6T5NQ1QJ00051CAQ.html
    Last edited by jlai; 02-18-2011 at 01:11 AM.

  5. #565
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Location
    On the run from cholla's vibrating cleavage
    Posts
    6,127
    vCash
    500
    Rep Power
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by jlai View Post
    Specific FSUer's names and quotes cited here.

    http://news.sohu.com/20110218/n279398173.shtml
    We are a bunch of "enthusiastic netizens" But the quotes are very tame, only the 93ning one mentions a specific skater.

  6. #566

    Join Date
    May 2004
    Age
    34
    Posts
    12,783
    vCash
    500
    Rep Power
    34878
    Quote Originally Posted by jlai View Post
    Specific FSUer's names and quotes cited here.

    http://news.sohu.com/20110218/n279398173.shtml

    http://big5.ce.cn/xwzx/gnsz/gdxw/201...22224966.shtml

    ETA: Some talk about Wenjing SUI's birthplace claiming a water pipe leak as responsible for losing her records?
    http://sports.163.com/11/0218/08/6T5NQ1QJ00051CAQ.html
    Why the ?

    FSU has been promoted to a bolded subtitle!

    ETA: My favourite Babel Fish translation (bold mine):

    This forum is called FSU, is a world ice confuses in on-line exchange supreme headquarters. A net friend before the figure skating four continent championship tournaments (yesterday made war officially), sent the placard to inquire that two China figure skating young fellow Zhang Ke was joyful, was the Geng Bingwa age who smaller.
    Last edited by Angelskates; 02-18-2011 at 01:16 AM.

  7. #567
    Title-less
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Posts
    8,764
    vCash
    500
    Rep Power
    6417
    Quote Originally Posted by Angelskates View Post
    Why the ?

    FSU has been promoted to a bolded subtitle!

    ETA: My favourite Babel Fish translation (bold mine):



    benedict david, you are famous!

  8. #568
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    US
    Posts
    1,708
    vCash
    500
    Rep Power
    0
    hmm, I can't read chinese... who is Benedict David?

  9. #569

    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    FSU Witness Protection Program
    Age
    26
    Posts
    28,062
    vCash
    500
    Rep Power
    33027
    Quote Originally Posted by jlai View Post
    ETA: Some talk about Wenjing SUI's birthplace claiming a water pipe leak as responsible for losing Sui's records?
    http://sports.163.com/11/0218/08/6T5NQ1QJ00051CAQ.html
    How convenient!

  10. #570

    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Location
    Colorado
    Posts
    5,961
    vCash
    500
    Rep Power
    6943
    Huh. Are the Japanese media really all over this? (That seems to be what the last article suggests.)

  11. #571

    Join Date
    May 2004
    Age
    34
    Posts
    12,783
    vCash
    500
    Rep Power
    34878
    Quote Originally Posted by oleada View Post
    How convenient!
    It may indeed be convenient, but it also may be true.

  12. #572
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Posts
    3,506
    vCash
    500
    Rep Power
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by oleada View Post
    How convenient!


    What next?!?

  13. #573
    Title-less
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Posts
    8,764
    vCash
    500
    Rep Power
    6417
    Quote Originally Posted by ks777 View Post
    hmm, I can't read chinese... who is Benedict David?
    An FSU poster one article mentions.

    ETA: OMG, just checked Oleada's and Angelskates' rep level. So you are all document forgers
    Last edited by jlai; 02-18-2011 at 05:25 AM.

  14. #574

    Join Date
    May 2004
    Age
    34
    Posts
    12,783
    vCash
    500
    Rep Power
    34878
    Quote Originally Posted by jlai View Post
    OMG, just checked Oleada's and Angelskates' rep level. So you are all document forgers
    You should have known it was us all along. Though we only do the birth certificates, anything else will cost you much more.

  15. #575

    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    3,176
    vCash
    400
    Rep Power
    32148
    Quote Originally Posted by Angelskates View Post
    It may indeed be convenient, but it also may be true.
    Yes, yes it might. Also the dog really did eat my homework.

    Ant

  16. #576

    Join Date
    May 2002
    Posts
    29,552
    vCash
    500
    Rep Power
    41455
    The AP article today includes quotes from Winter Sports Administration Director Zhao Yinggang and deputy director Ren Hongguo: China taking steps to verify athletes' ages

    ETA: Here's an account of the 2/18 press conference that was held in Beijing: http://sports.sina.com.cn/o/2011-02-...85456334.shtml
    Google translation into English: http://translate.google.com/translat...85456334.shtml
    Last edited by Sylvia; 02-19-2011 at 03:32 AM.

  17. #577
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    SoCal!
    Posts
    1,784
    vCash
    500
    Rep Power
    0
    Darn, I didn't get quoted! Oh, well, I'm sure I still have at least one more chance to say something controversial.

  18. #578

    Join Date
    May 2002
    Posts
    29,552
    vCash
    500
    Rep Power
    41455
    The AP article today includes quotes from Winter Sports Administration Director Zhao Yinggang and deputy director Ren Hongguo: China taking steps to verify athletes' ages

    ETA: Here's an account of the 2/18 press conference that was held in Beijing: http://sports.sina.com.cn/o/2011-02-...85456334.shtml
    Google translation into English: http://translate.google.com/translat...85456334.shtml
    2/18/11 video from the press conference in Beijing (I assume the man speaking is Zhao Yinggang):
    http://video.sina.com.cn/p/sports/o/...061261759.html

    2/15 CCTV News report in Chinese in response to the AP story (2+ minutes long, includes skating clips of Zhang/Zhang and the Internet evidence of their birthdate discrepancies displayed on the screen and circled in red): http://video.sina.com.cn/p/sports/o/...061259153.html
    Last edited by Sylvia; 02-20-2011 at 04:11 PM.

  19. #579

    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Location
    Colorado
    Posts
    5,961
    vCash
    500
    Rep Power
    6943
    From the google translation link Sylvia posted:
    Ren Hongguo, said: "There are some players did not see the problem now, but this is no problem we have to further verification, we must be cautious, after confirmation of the announcement. Some parents are taught to children as soon as possible, the existence of individual false age, but the center are firmly opposed to it, there are problems we should be punished. "In the briefing before the ISU issued a message, said his spokesman Sai Linna Zhang Dan, Zhang Hao and Xu Bin Shu Chinese singles players have been the age of authenticity confirmed, "the three players in the age of the Chinese Olympic Committee official website of information and exactly match the ISU website information."

    Anyone who knows Chinese want to venture a better translation of this sentence? I don't think Google translate is giving a very clear translation on this one.

  20. #580
    Title-less
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Posts
    8,764
    vCash
    500
    Rep Power
    6417
    Quote Originally Posted by barbk View Post
    From the google translation link Sylvia posted:
    Ren Hongguo, said: "There are some players did not see the problem now, but this is no problem we have to further verification, we must be cautious, after confirmation of the announcement. Some parents are taught to children as soon as possible, the existence of individual false age, but the center are firmly opposed to it, there are problems we should be punished. "In the briefing before the ISU issued a message, said his spokesman Sai Linna Zhang Dan, Zhang Hao and Xu Bin Shu Chinese singles players have been the age of authenticity confirmed, "the three players in the age of the Chinese Olympic Committee official website of information and exactly match the ISU website information."

    Anyone who knows Chinese want to venture a better translation of this sentence? I don't think Google translate is giving a very clear translation on this one.
    A shoddy translation on my part: Some parents want to develop their kids' talent, so there are individual cases of falsifying ages, but our center is firmly opposed to this. If there are problems there'll be punishment.

Page 29 of 30 FirstFirst ... 1927282930 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •