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    Are the Japanese skaters all safe? I think Yuzuru Hanyu is from Sendai.

    The coverage from Japan looks awful. My thoughts are with everyone affected by the earthquake.

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    Takeshi Honda tweeted to Shizuka Arakawa that he heard all skaters in Sendai was safe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marroncream View Post
    Takeshi Honda tweeted to Shizuka Arakawa that he heard all skaters in Sendai was safe.
    I hope this true.

    Pray for all people in Japan to be safe.

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    Praying for everyone in Japan and all areas affected by tsunamis.

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    Awful. My thoughts are with the people affected.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marroncream View Post
    Takeshi Honda tweeted to Shizuka Arakawa that he heard all skaters in Sendai was safe.
    Who else is in Sendai? Can we have a list somewhere on all the skaters who are confirmed as safe?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MissIzzy View Post
    Who else is in Sendai? Can we have a list somewhere on all the skaters who are confirmed as safe?
    Yuzuru Hanyu,and Takeshi Honda are from there.

    By the way,ISU has an anouncement about earthquake.
    http://www.isu.org/vsite/vcontent/co...s-item,00.html

    Japan Quake - ISU World Figure Skating Championships 2011 Situation
    11 Mar 2011 10:32

    March 11, 2011 - 10:15 GMT

    The ISU is in close contact with the Japanese Skating Federation (JSF). Based on a first on-site assessment by the JSF we have been informed that the Yoyogi stadium remains in order and the JSF advised that everything will be ready to hold the Championships as foreseen. We will of course continue to monitor the situation closely in cooperation with the JSF and inform of any developments.
    Last edited by NONA; 03-12-2011 at 02:08 AM. Reason: for correcting grammer mistakes

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    Quote Originally Posted by NONA View Post
    Yuzuru Hanyu,and Takeshi Honda is from there.

    By the way,ISU have an anouncement about earthquake.
    http://www.isu.org/vsite/vcontent/co...s-item,00.html

    Japan Quake - ISU World Figure Skating Championships 2011 Situation
    11 Mar 2011 10:32


    March 11, 2011 - 10:15 GMT

    The ISU is in close contact with the Japanese Skating Federation (JSF). Based on a first on-site assessment by the JSF we have been informed that the Yoyogi stadium remains in order and the JSF advised that everything will be ready to hold the Championships as foreseen. We will of course continue to monitor the situation closely in cooperation with the JSF and inform of any developments.
    Thanks.

    That's good news, actually. Sometimes, even when things are very sad it is good to have something positive going on.

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    It is a good news but wouldn't this be a bit inappropriate for those who are affected in Japan?

    the atmosphere of competitions wouldn't be likely to go along with Japan's current tragic situation...
    Last edited by l'etoile; 03-11-2011 at 12:18 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by l'etoile View Post
    It is a good news but wouldn't this be a bit inappropriate for those who are affected in Japan?

    the atmosphere of competitions wouldn't be likely to go along with Japan's current tragic situation...
    Distraction can be very helpful. Especially if one or more of the Japanese skaters triumph over this tragedy. That could be very memorable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skatepixie View Post
    Distraction can be very helpful. Especially if one or more of the Japanese skaters triumph over this tragedy. That could be very memorable.
    If the location be changed, I think it's a good thing for that way.

    but in Tokyo? they're estimating countless damages and huge efforts to rebuild the area, and with aftershocks that are awaiting for the next few weeks, it's really dangerous to keep going with the event being held in Tokyo.

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    Any degree of normalcy during times of great tribulation is most helpful to the human psyche.
    There is nothing more captivating in this world than a woman's form gracing the ice in skating boots. It's simply sensational!

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    http://www.isu.org/vsite/vcontent/co...s-item,00.html

    Edit: Ooops. The link was already posted above. Sorry.

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    I am praying for all people in Japan, that is such a tragedy

    I hope Worlds can help people to forget, atleast for a while.
    It would be nice from ISU if they could make some kind exhibition and the profit could go to affected areas...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Visaliakid View Post
    Any degree of normalcy during times of great tribulation is most helpful to the human psyche.
    Maybe. But programs like MJ medley, sassy Latins, tasteless pop songs, and maybe even, Pink Panther, would be really inappropriate IMO. If I heard anyone playing these kinds of music just two weeks after such a tragedy in my country (there's a serious earthquake in China in 2008 which caused nearly 70,000 of deaths), I would cut his/her throat.

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    Florent Amodio's most recent tweet:

    everything is fine in fukuoka the earthquake dont touch this part of japan . thanks god !!

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    Today Show is reporting the "Tokyo is paralyzed" right now. Not sure how JFS can say so emphatically that Worlds will continue--I would be very hesitant.

    Thoughts and prayers for all those affected.

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    There, as usual, will be aftershocks to this quake. That puts everyone at additional danger. For the safety of all, I can't see worlds proceeding under these conditions.

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    Worlds will go ahead if infrastructure remains in tact in Tokyo and that seems to be the case. Japanese people are nothing if not resilient and have been through quite a few devastating earthquakes. It is a fact of life if you live there.
    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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    good news from Morozov's camp!

    the news keeps talking about upcoming dangers and current damages in the area..
    oh god, I can only pray and wish well for them.

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