"'Is this new BMW-designed sled the ultimate sledding machine for Langdon and Holcomb?' Leigh Diffey asked before the pair cruised to victory. I don’t know, but I know that sled is the ultimate Olympic Games product placement.." -- Jen Chaney
With the entry list for the Hull Open http://www.haisc.co.uk/wp-content/up...-LIST-2011.pdf
Sally Hoolin/James Hunt are a confirmed new team.
Catherine Clement/James Hunt split and she's skating singles.
Sally Hoolin/Jakub Safranek split and he's skating in shows.
Ekaterina Ryazanova/Ilia Tkachenko left Gorshkov for an unknown entity, which is not a Russia-based coach, and yet not Linichuk or Krylova
Gorshkova/Butikov retired (?)
In Soviet Russia, the skaters lobbychick YOU.
Two more new things (I'll try to compile everything soon):
Kristina Gorshkova / Vitali Butikov - split
He's retired, no idea about her.
Valentina Marchei - Nikolai Morozov > Yuka Sato & Jason Dungjen
Would Mysliveckova/Bouquet represent France or Czech Republic?
AHH, I absolutely adored Gorshkova & Butikov, so sad they never got to go Euros or Worlds, and being surpassed by all the younger teams at Nats was probably a big blow! I can't believe how many of my fav teams are quitting , I could just cry.
The first post has now been updated, thanks to the lovely FSU mods, so we've got all the info compiled in one place.
Thanks to everyone who has contributed to this thread.
Kristoffer Berntsson said that he was to retire after this season, some time ago.
Anybody knows whether this is now confirmed or maybe (I hope!) he changed his mind?
(Sounds like he plans to continue competing. )
Anton Kovalevsky retire from competitive skating according to Ukrainian news channel