Although I prefer I-K to B-S, I have to say that I actually liked this year's B-S's program. Nothing old fashioned about them now.
ha-ha....Go Zhenya, go!
Lord, I hope it's worth it. I'd hate to think of him crippled in pursuit of a medal.
They must have done some major stress tests on the disc beforehand I'm sure but did they have him jump on the ground?
Why do you laugh, Lala?
"Многие спешили меня списать со счетов. Но уверяю: меня никто не спишет, если я сам не захочу".
"Many people have tried to write me off, but I can assure them, no one would write me off, if I do not want."
I just hope, I could translate his thought. If anybody can translate better, do it, please.
I really hope Plushy can stay healthy, and compete at the 2014 Olympics, regardless of where he places. The crowd reaction when he takes the ice is going to be incredible.
Has Russia announced their GP assignments yet?
Last season, USFS TBA's were published mid-August. The rest were published from 29 August-4 September.
There's a deadline sometime in August -- it's shifted from the beginning to mid-August -- by which time the Federations have to confirm the initial selections, although they can announce withdrawals before then. Then they have a couple of weeks to announce the TBA's, although in some prior seasons, the French Federation announced only after a later internal competition, 10 October for the 2011-12 season, for example.
There were several withdrawals/replacements before/at the confirmation deadline: Contesti's retirement, Marley/Brubaker's split, and Kostner's withdrawal, which caused earlier churn than usual. Later there were Dube/Wolfe's split and Ando's withdrawal, aside from injury withdrawals.
"The team doesn't get automatic capacity because management is mad" -- Greg Smith, agile guy
Does anyone know when there are Russian test skates? If I remember correctly, last year some started already in August, or was it in September? (I thought because they had to decide who get the JGP and first JGP is at the end of the August, it if I recall right it starts quite early). Getting impatient for the season to start!
Thank you Eislauffan. Do you when when in August is the one for juniors? Will it be open to public?