View Poll Results: Which 'bloc' will win the most Gold medals at Worlds & Olympics between 2011 & 2020?

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  • North America

    23 27.38%
  • Asia

    24 28.57%
  • Europe

    34 40.48%
  • Other

    1 1.19%
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    Which 'bloc' will win most Gold medals at Worlds & Olympics between 2011 - 2020?

    Between 2001 - 2010, the number of gold medals won by North America, Asia, and Europe in figure skating at World Championships and Olympics was as follows:-

    Europe - 27
    Asia - 14
    North America - 12
    Others - 0

    However, where will the balance of power lie by 2020? Who will have won the most Gold medals during the period 2011 - 2020?

    The current state of play after the 2011 World Championships is as follows:-

    North America - 2
    Asia - 1
    Europe - 1
    Others - 0
    Last edited by Maofan7; 01-18-2012 at 11:00 PM.

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    i will go with asia cause they have soo many young skaters who all seem to have great potential, as well as good technique!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amy03 View Post
    i will go with asia cause they have soo many young skaters who all seem to have great potential, as well as good technique!
    Ice dance is still 25% of the medals and I dont see an Asian team winning a medal within the next 5 years...who knows? Things could change.

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    Poor Russia doesn't even get a spot in the poll...

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    I would pick Asia based on the strength of their singles skaters from Japan

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    Is Russia in Asia or Europe? I am awful at geography.

    I picked Europe because I thought Russia was in Europe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jenna View Post
    Is Russia in Asia or Europe? I am awful at geography.

    I picked Europe because I thought Russia was in Europe.
    Geographically, Russia is in both Europe & Asia. The European part makes up 40% of Europe's entire land mass, and includes Russia's 2 largest cities - Moscow (which is now Europe's most populous city) and St. Petersburg. 78% of Russia's population lives in European Russia. For the purposes of figure skating, Russia is European. That is why it's skaters compete in the European Championships and not the Four Continents (in which Asian countries compete along with the Americas, Africa, and Oceania). Hence, in this poll, Europe means those countries that compete in the European Championships (which therefore includes Russia)
    Last edited by Maofan7; 01-19-2012 at 05:45 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maofan7 View Post
    Geographically, Russia is in both Europe & Asia. The European part makes up 40% of Europe's entire land mass, and includes Russia's 2 largest cities - Moscow (which is now Europe's most populous city) and St. Petersburg. 78% of Russia's population lives in European Russia.
    Moscow and St. Petersburg are European cities???
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    that was a joke right ?

    are we talking about singles skating ?
    singles, I see Asia keeping its dominance but europe will improve its standing again with the new wave of young skaters especially from Russia will help

    Ice Dance ? maybe 5 or 7 years from now
    maybe in time for Pyeonchang 2018 there might be a
    strong Dance couple from Asia

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    Quote Originally Posted by love_skate2011 View Post
    are we talking about singles skating?
    It incorporates singles, pairs, and ice dance
    Last edited by Maofan7; 01-19-2012 at 08:52 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maofan7 View Post
    Between 2001 - 2010, the number of gold medals won by North America, Asia, and Europe in figure skating at World Championships and Olympics was as follows:-

    Europe - 27
    Asia - 14
    North America - 12
    Others - 0
    this is amazingly close considering
    Europe - Russia, France, Germany, Misc. (lone "podium worthy" skaters from any/all of Ukrain, Italy, Bulgaria, Israel, Spain, etc...)
    Asia - Japan, China..... maybe Korea
    North America - USA and Canada
    Others - people who won't even get close to the top ten, never mind win.

    Is it really statistically surprising that Europe has twice as many champion skaters?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterG View Post
    Moscow and St. Petersburg are European cities???
    Yes they are, Kitten. Russia is considered "Europe". Why do you think they get to go to The European Championships?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparks View Post
    Yes they are, Kitten. Russia is considered "Europe". Why do you think they get to go to The European Championships?
    So Peter's this kitten?

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    I still have faith in Europe. It's the most balanced, it has skaters with potential in each discipline. At the end of the day, Europe is the home of figure skating.

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    There are people who follow figure skating who don't know Russia is in Europe? Seriously?
    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
    There are people who follow figure skating who don't know Russia is in Europe? Seriously?
    Excuse me?

    It's unbelievable how you manage to be such a little bitch all the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by allezfred View Post
    There are people who follow figure skating who don't know Russia is in Europe? Seriously?
    IKR? Actually, it's kinda surprising for me if any person doesn't know that, a figure skating fan or not. I know its geographical location might be a bit problematic, but come on, it's capital is in Europe and pretty much it's entire history revolves around Europe. It's orginins are European too.

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    We're all being especially mature today; that's great to see.


    For the record, I was aware that Russia is in Europe...as I clearly stated in my post, but you all chose to overlook. God forbid anyone has a momentary bit of confusion! Let's all mock her for it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by falling_dance View Post
    So Peter's this kitten?
    Close. This is PeterKitten: http://www.huntingnet.com/forum/upfi...27865469E3.gif

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jenna View Post
    Excuse me?

    It's unbelievable how you manage to be such a little bitch all the time.
    it's an fsu tradition, like death and taxes, always to be counted on.

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