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    Plushenko changes mind, demands Sochi place

    Plushenko changes mind, demands Sochi place
    http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/spor...ds-sochi-place
    Russian figure skating champion Evgeni Plushenko has done an about-turn over next month's Winter Olympics in Sochi, calling on Russian skate officials to choose him ahead of national champion Maxim Kovtun.
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    Isn't this what we already knew? He was saying he would do just the team event, but now that he knows better he's trying for a slot as the sole male entrant. But the title of the article says "demands Sochi place" so this will go on for 500 posts.

    International Skating Union (ISU) regulations state clearly that each country's winner of the Olympic qualification tournament-- in this case the Russian national championships -- should represent the country at the Games.
    Erm...

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    Heading to kitchen to whip up an extra large batch of popcorn for this one

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    Quote Originally Posted by nubka View Post
    You may want to add a few and in there too....

    Or an update of this one: :
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    What a useless SLAG.

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    Why is this in the US National Thread?

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    He needs to get his ass to Euros first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mysticchic View Post
    Why is this in the US National Thread?
    They must have moved it- it is in great skate debate.


    I think if Plushenko doesn't go to Euros he has no business being named to the Olympic team. He comes across as being very entitled. I get that he was the best at one point, and among the best ever. But that is not now. He hasn't done anything recently that makes him deserving of an Olympic spot.
    Last edited by Skittl1321; 01-10-2014 at 07:05 PM.

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    Well, he's not going to Euros.

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    You know, I have great respect for him as an athlete. I do. He's accomplished so much, and he is a legend for Russian figure skating.

    But come on already. If he doesn't want to go to Euros, I hope he gets passed over for Sochi.

    Time for

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    He need to skate somewhere.

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    I'd just like to point out that the article linked in the OP is factually incorrect in at least two ways (Plushenko didn't blame injuries for not winning Russian Nationals and NOCs aren't obliged to put the nationals/olympic trials winners forward for the Games). Therefore it's possible that the rest of it is also bullshit.

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    I looked on the ITAR-TASS website (ITAR-TASS is the source quoted by the story in the OP). I couldn't find a story with the same quotes as the OP story, but I did find this:
    http://en.itar-tass.com/non-political/714164
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