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    COP/IJS to be axed after the 2014 Olympics

    The ISU has announced that COP/IJS will be axed after the 2014 Olympics and replaced by the old 6.O system. They believe that COP is too complicated for all but the most ardent followers of the sport, and has alienated a large section of the old fanbase.

    Another change that has also been announced is that the SP and LP in singles competitions will be replaced by a new technical program and a new artistic program. Taking a lead from the old World Professional Championships, the ISU believes that the artistic program will appeal to many of the lost fans who have deserted the sport, becoming disillusioned by the monotony of COP programs, and who are looking for greater entertainment value in terms of artistry, musicality, interpretation, and more creative choreography.

    You can read more about the ISU announcement here
    Last edited by Maofan7; 04-01-2013 at 12:44 AM.

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    Yes, they couldn't change the system in time for 2014 Sochi, that was part of the meeting that Cinquanta was at instead of attending Worlds in London. The IOC is not happy, as a result the ISU is being warned that skating could be removed from the Olympics like wrestling unless they change.

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    Quote Originally Posted by minx View Post
    Yes, they couldn't change the system in time for 2014 Sochi, that was part of the meeting that Cinquanta was at instead of attending Worlds in London. The IOC is not happy, as a result the ISU is being warned that skating could be removed from the Olympics like wrestling unless they change.
    Wow.

    You should try clicking the link, if it wasn't already obvious.

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    Omg, I thought this was true until I clicked the link!

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    Hee, a couple days early!

    ETA: (actually not. I was totally clueless that yesterday was the 31st of March. Man, oh man.)
    Last edited by LilJen; 04-01-2013 at 02:36 PM.
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    This is good, Maofan7 .

    In all truth, I don't want the old system back, but some changes to COP would be good. SP as the technical program, and LP/FS as the truly "free"/more artistic program is a good idea.

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    Happy April Fool's

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    Oh, good lord.

    (Well done)

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    Ya mean they're not gonna replace it with "Rock/Scissors/Paper"?

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    You REALLY had me going.
    As a skater I was starting to get nervous.

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    Hmmm didn't even have to guess what this was about.
    When you are up to your arse in alligators it is difficult to remember you were only meant to be draining the swamp.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maofan7 View Post
    The ISU has announced that COP/IJS will be axed after the 2014 Olympics and replaced by the old 6.O system. They believe that COP is too complicated for all but the most ardent followers of the sport, and has alienated a large section of the old fanbase.

    Another change that has also been announced is that the SP and LP in singles competitions will be replaced by a new technical program and a new artistic program. Taking a lead from the old World Professional Championships, the ISU believes that the artistic program will appeal to many of the lost fans who have deserted the sport, becoming disillusioned by the monotony of COP programs, and who are looking for greater entertainment value in terms of artistry, musicality, interpretation, and more creative choreography.

    You can read more about the ISU announcement here
    Why did you write 6.O as opposed to 6.0?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Proustable View Post
    Why did you write 6.O as opposed to 6.0?
    Does it really matter?
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    I knew it was April Fool before I opened the link. It's not April 1st here yet, but it's only a matter of a few hours before it will be. It will be interesting to see new ideas for Fool's day.

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    Good one

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    Quote Originally Posted by casken View Post
    Wow.

    You should try clicking the link, if it wasn't already obvious.
    Who needs a link, I believe everything I read in The Trash Can.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Proustable View Post
    Why did you write 6.O as opposed to 6.0?
    Da Vinci Code.

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    Axed? Isn't that a bit brutal? I mean, couldn't they just put on a raft and release it somewhere in the South Pacific or something???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Proustable View Post
    Why did you write 6.O as opposed to 6.0?
    It's all about the "O"

    At least Maofan7 made the extra effort to write a reasonably believable news blurb instead of just posting a crazy title and saying April Fool's in the thread.

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    Your attempt is admirable, but re ISU and IJS monster jokesters:

    Not fooled ... not really funny either. temper tantrum
    Last edited by aftershocks; 04-01-2013 at 09:09 PM.

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