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    What's your most ideal results for Sochi?

    Ladies

    Gold: Asada
    Silver: Kim
    Bronze: Kostner
    Wagner and Suzuki in top 5; Li Zijun, Sot and Tuk round out top 8
    Suzuki can win post-Sochi Worlds and Wagner can finally medal at Worlds as well.
    Asada deserves this honour. Kim already has it. Kostner deserves an Olympic medal for her improvements and excellence in this quad.

    I don't want either Wagner or Suzuki to medal at Sochi because that would probably mean one or more of the big three faltered bad. Suzuki deserves to happily retire as a world champ, like Yuka Sato.

    Men

    Gold: Chan
    Silver: Takahashi
    Bronze: Hanyu
    Joubert, Abbott and Verner round out top 6
    Abbott can win post-Sochi Worlds and Verner can finally medal at Worlds.
    Chan is the best skater this quad. Takahashi taking silver is also a step up from Vancouver and will then have 2 Olympic medals. Joubert, Abbott and Verner will be majorly vindicated by placing well at Sochi and both Abbott and Verner would continue to skate well at Worlds before they retire.

    Pairs

    Gold: S&S
    Silver: V&T
    Bronze: P&T
    The only thing missing from S&S is the OGM. V&T can wait four years. And how amazing would it be if P&T still medalled at Sochi?

    Dance

    Gold: D&W
    Silver: V&M
    It's just the same as Asada / Kim.

    Team event

    Gold: Canada
    Silver: US
    Bronze: France
    This way V&M still gets a OGM, Wagner and Abbott get Olympic medals, and Joubert also gets his Olympic medal.

    This overall scenario can make a lot of people happy [and not altogether totally unlikely].

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    This is ideal, but being realistic

    1:Kim
    2:Asada
    3:Kostner


    1:Hanyu
    2:Chan
    3:Takahashi

    1:Savchenko/Szolkowy
    2:volosozhar/trankov
    3:Moore-towers/Moscovitch

    1:Virtue/Moir
    2: Davis/White
    3: Pechalat/ Bourzat

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    Ladies
    1: Kim
    2: Asada
    3: Kostner (although I would prefer Suzuki but we all know that is not going to happen!)

    But then again, Kostner has some bad history with Olympics!

    Men
    1: Chan
    2: Hanyu
    3: Takahashi

    Pairs
    1: Savchenko / Szolkowy
    2: Volosozhar / Trankov
    3: Pang / Tong

    Dance
    1: Virtue / Moir
    2: Davis / White
    3: Pechalat / Bourzat
    Last edited by Skater91; 02-27-2013 at 01:12 PM.

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    Volosozhar / Trankov
    Savchenko / Szolkowy
    Duhamel / Radford

    Dance
    Davis / White
    Pechalat / Bourzat
    Virtue / Moir

    Men
    Fernandez
    Hanyu
    Chan

    Ladies
    Tuktamysheva
    Asada
    Kim

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    Pairs
    Savchenko/Szolkowy
    Volosozhar/Trankov
    Duhamel/Radford

    Men
    Chan
    Hanyu
    Fernandez - out of European patriotism

    Ladies
    Kim, Kostner, Asada in whatever order

    Ice Dance
    Virtue/Moir
    Davis/White
    Pechalat/Bourzat

    And I'd really like Joubert to medal with his team for his longevity in competition and his 100 quads.

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    I'd like to see S&S win the Pairs also, but they've been at the top for so long that it's difficult to keep that momentum going. Most likely V&T will win Worlds this year, and I think that's a good thing, since it'll put all the pressure on the Russians in Sochi.

    Men, maybe Fernandez can pull off the upset of all upset. Joubert for the dark horse to take the bronze.

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    Team:
    Gold: Russia
    Silver : Canada
    Bronze : USA

    Pairs
    Gold: V/T
    Silver : S/S
    Bronze : K/S

    Men:
    Gold: Fernandez
    Silver: Hanyu
    Bronze: Takahashi

    Ice Dance:
    Gold: V/M
    Silver : P/B
    Bronze : I/K

    Ladies
    Gold: Asada
    Silver: Kim
    Bronze: Tuktamasheva

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    Based almost entirely on who I've enjoyed watching most this quad:

    Pairs
    Gold: V/T
    Silver : S/S
    Bronze : D/R

    Men:
    Gold: Takahashi
    Silver: Fernandez
    Bronze: Amodio

    Ice Dance:
    Gold: I/K
    Silver : P/B
    Bronze : C/L

    Ladies
    Gold: Kostner
    Silver: Sotnikova
    Bronze: Suzuki

    Team: medals for France and Japan, but not fussed beyond that.

    You did say ideal rather than realistic...

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    Since this is only a wish list, here I go (knowing fully well this is unrealistic):

    Pairs
    Gold: V&T
    Silver : K&S
    Bronze : B&L

    Men:
    Gold: Plushenko
    Silver: Takahashi or Chan
    Bronze: Chan or Takahashi

    Ice Dance:
    Gold: D&W
    Silver : I&K
    Bronze : V&M

    Ladies
    Gold: Asada
    Silver: Tuk
    Bronze: Suzuki or Kostner

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    What I'd love to see happening :

    Ladies :
    1-Kim
    2-Kostner
    3-Asada or Suzuki or Wagner or anybody else.

    Men :
    1-Chan
    2-Nevermind
    3-Nevermind

    Pairs :
    1-Savchenko&Szolkowy
    2-Volosozhar&Trankov
    3-Novermind

    Dance :
    1-Virtue&Moir
    2-Pechalat&Bourzat
    3-Davis&White

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    Dream podiums:

    Ladies
    Gold: Asada
    Silver: Wagner
    Bronze: whoever

    Men
    Gold: Takahasi
    Silver: Fernandez
    Bronze: Joubert

    Pairs:
    Gold: S/S
    Silver: V/T
    Bronze: B/L

    Dance:
    Gold: D/W
    Silver: P/B
    Bronze: C/L

    Team:
    France, Japan and USA in no particular order.

    However, the Games are always a disappointment for me in the case of results. Many of my all-time favourite skaters have never won an Olympic medal, let alone gold. And then 90% of the ones I root for to win gold, end up with silver or bronze.

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    Men

    Gold: Chan
    Silver: Kozuka
    Bronze: Takahashi

    ftw at post-Oly Worlds: Chan or Kozuka

    Ladies

    Gold: Asada
    Silver: Kostner
    Bronze: Kim

    post-Oly Worlds: Asada or Tuktamysheva

    Pairs

    Gold: S/S
    Silver: V/T
    Bronze: K/S

    post-Oly Worlds: any of the above

    Dance

    Gold: V/M or D/W
    Silver: whichever of the above doesn't win
    Bronze: C/L or B/S

    post-Oly Worlds: V/M or D/W

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
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    Asada deserves this honour. Kim already has it. Kostner deserves an Olympic medal for her improvements and excellence in this quad.
    If I were a karmic judge holding court in Nirvana (not the band of which Courtney Love was a camp follower), I would certainly give your thoughtful comments due consideration.

    But as a mortal whose role is to watch these events unfold in real life, the concept of this thread brings to mind a couple of lines from one of my favorite movies, Clint Eastwood's "Unforgiven":

    Sherriff Little Bill (wheezing on the floor with a shotgun to his head): "I don't deserve this...to die like this!"
    Varmint William Munny (as he squints before pulling the trigger): "Deserve's got nothing to do with it".

    and

    Nearsighted Aspiring Assassin Kid (downing whiskey from the bottle and whimpering after his first kill): "Well, I guess he had it comin'..."
    Varmint William Munny (as he squints into the distance): "We all got it comin', kid."

    That about sums up the thrill and the tragedy of skating, for me.

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    Gosh, it really is déjà vu all other gain innit. All the same top contenders as Vancouver.

    I'm rooting for gold: p&t, dai, d&w, yuna

    The other medals.... I'm not too bothered. We'll see once they actually skate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robeye View Post
    If I were a karmic judge holding court in Nirvana (not the band of which Courtney Love was a camp follower), I would certainly give your thoughtful comments due consideration.

    But as a mortal whose role is to watch these events unfold in real life, the concept of this thread brings to mind a couple of lines from one of my favorite movies, Clint Eastwood's "Unforgiven":

    Sherriff Little Bill (wheezing on the floor with a shotgun to his head): "I don't deserve this...to die like this!"
    Varmint William Munny (as he squints before pulling the trigger): "Deserve's got nothing to do with it".

    and

    Nearsighted Aspiring Assassin Kid (downing whiskey from the bottle and whimpering after his first kill): "Well, I guess he had it comin'..."
    Varmint William Munny (as he squints into the distance): "We all got it comin', kid."

    That about sums up the thrill and the tragedy of skating, for me.
    I think the problem is that people don't treat an Olympic medal as just such, as a thing you get for winning one competition. People treat it as a result of a 4-year-long work and feel the OGM should go to whoever did the best during the entire olympic cycle. To whoever DESERVES it the most.

    I for one always feel for athletes who do great their entire career but just happen to blow it at the Olympics. People remember Olympic champions so much more than World champions. It's like Olympic champions do something better than World champions, while at the end of the day, they just win one competition, they happen to be the best on ONE day (well, two in the case of skaters). Then they get credit for 4 freaking YEARS.

    Seriously, sometimes I hate the Olympic Games. For making some athletes look smaller than the others while in reality they are not. And the most painful thing is to hear athletes say they would give up their numerous world/european/other medals for one Olympic medal.

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    My dream podiums would be:

    Men:
    1. Kozuka
    2. Verner
    3. Takahashi and Chan

    Ladies:
    1. Kostner
    2. Korpi
    3. Asada

    Pairs:
    1. Savchenko/Szolkowy
    2. Pang/Tong (just because they HAVE to stay around!)
    3. Berton/Hotarek

    Dance:
    1. Davis/White
    2. Shibutanis
    3. Pechalat/Bourzat

    One can dream..... But I know it´s completly unrealistic...

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    Men
    Plushenko, Takahashi, Hanyu

    Ladies
    Asada, Kim, Tuk

    Icedance
    P/B, D/W, V/M

    Pair
    V/T, S/S, nevermind

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    Ladies:
    1. Mao
    2. Nagasu
    3. Kim

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    Ladiezzzz:

    1) Ando
    2) Kim
    3) Li

    Men:

    1) Joubert
    2) Takahashi
    3) Hanyu or Kozuka

    Pairs:

    1) Savchenko/Szolkowy
    2) Pang/Tong
    3) Volosozhar/Trankov

    Dance:

    1) Virtue/Moir
    2) Pechalat/Bourzat
    3) Ilinykh/Katsalapov
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post


    Chan is the best skater this quad. Takahashi taking silver is also a step up from Vancouver and will then have 2 Olympic medals. Joubert, Abbott and Verner will be majorly vindicated by placing well at Sochi and both Abbott and Verner would continue to skate well at Worlds before they retire.
    I am, truly, not attempting to start a train wreck, but...you honestly think they're going to put Abbott on an Olympic team? They didn't even send him to Worlds this year and they could have justified bumping Ross if they REALLY wanted to. That seems...somewhat optimistic. Unless you're assuming that was a warning and he'll miraculously pull it together. (Personally I think they're tired of giving him chances and the writing's on the wall--they're looking at the younger men and thinking more about 2018.)

    I don't follow Ladies enough to have an opinion, I expect Chan will win Men's (and since none of the Americans I like are likely to be anywhere near gold, I'm good with that), don't follow pairs enough to have any idea who is likely or deserving, and with dance, I will be equally happy with Davis/White or Virtue/Moir, with a SLIGHT edge to Davis/White. Team would be nice for USA.

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