Speedy knows more about ballet? He wouldn't know a Garguillade from his Sur le Cou-de-pied.
I don't understand why the ISU is not waiting for this Olympic cycle to end in order to properly introduce a new figure skating event (if that's ISU greatest wish).
Furthermore, why don't they just take the results from each discipline and then add them up and award the best overall team? Connecting all four discipline into one event isn't enough, in my opinion, to consider it a new event.
Plus, including Synchro as a new Olympic event might have a better impact both for this sport and the ISU, and for the figure skating fans as well. Many federation will then put more emphasis on this sport and might see its potential.
Last edited by Thais; 05-02-2011 at 02:40 PM.
I think we are all assuming that the SAME skaters will skate team and individual. Maybe it will be a different group.
Remember 2009? Caroline and Rachael had gold hung around their necks, while Mao and Miki got silver. Wouldn't something like that be interesting?
Everyone is talking like this is a done deal. Speedy can't just announce something & have it be so. No way will the big team countries (US, Canada, Russia, France, & Japan) sanction this.
If it did go thru, I agree with someone above, the medal contenders would be inclined to phone in the team performances & not risk injury. The suggesstion of taking the scores from the other events & adding them up makes too much sense for Speedy to consider it, but hopefully the rest of the ISU committee will.
And it doesn't make sense. Why potentially get two medals for one performance of a program?
I think this should be held after the regular competition, but I can't see giving skaters another chance to earn an olympic medal- when almost every other sport gives athletes more than one chance each cycle- as a bad thing.
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Meagan: Yeah, and the bag it came in. -The Big Bang Theory, performed by the Canadian WTT team and interpreted by Cyn.
Plushenko, Joubert and Takahashi will likely not be in a team event, as their federations would surely choose the "best" from each discipline to be on the team (ie. Gachinsky, Amodio, Kazuka, although nothing is set in stone). A more likely veteran type scenario is where someone like Rochette or Pachelet/Bourzet would consider returning or staying on not for a chance for an individual medal but a team one. Both would likely still be the best in their country by that time but may have considered retiring were it not for this team event.
As explained in Post # 30, neither Takahashi, Kozuka, nor Oda will be pariticipating in the team event.
On the other hand, some of these skaters may very well be pariticipating:
Stina Maritini & Severin Kiefer
Alexandra Malakhova & Leri Kenchadze
Kristina Tremasova & Dimitar Lichev
Lesia Valadzenkva & Vitali Vakunov
Lubov Bakirova & Mikalai Kamianchuk
Danielle Montalbano Evgeni Krasnopolski
Brooke Elizabeth Frieling & Lionel Rumi
There's also a chance that having a Team competition will lead to getting rid of the Exhibition.