Unfortunately $peedy has enough pull among the ISU member feds that whoever replaces him will be whoever he chooses. IIRC Didier Gailhauget is the next in line - the head of the Frenchfederation and also a sleazeball. The only difference between him and $peedy is that Didier was a figure skater.
So for any meaningful change to happen in the ISU, both $peedy and his minions have to be turfed. Getting rid of $peedy alone won't do it.
http://www.change.org which Yuna fans used to protest the Sochi judging... A petition against these changes might not get as many signatures as the Yuna one, but it's something!
Didn't Didier Gailhauget and the Japan skating Fed have some kind of disagreement in the past?
So this guy was a central figure of 2002 Winter Olympics figure skating scandal...
Is it really probable that this guy will become the next Cinquanta?
I'm all for it as long as the ISU also requires:
1. A compulsory figures segment for singles, worth sixty percent of the total score.
2. That ladies wear hats and ankle-length skirts.
3. That competitions are held on outdoor rinks.
4. Skaters must either bring their own bands or skate without music.
$peedy has to be the biggest moron on the planet. Really this almost makes Didier look good in comparsion. And if you're looking for a conspiracy folks there it is.
'Life's hard. It's even harder when you're stupid.'--John Wayne
In order to oust Speedy, someone would have to run against him. I thought he had run unopposed the last couple of times, so I guess the other federations have no problem with him.
Okay $peedy, what with the actual basics of figure skating gone with few skaters practicing figures (which helps give them the proper edge technique for jumping, btw), yeah just go ahead and get rid of the SP too. What skating is all about and skating history is about might as well be sent down the drain (SP was created for a reason, btw). It will be just like throwing the baby out with the bath water such as when you threw out the 6.0 brand. It ought to tell TPTB in figure skating something when Madison Avenue has a recent ad selling a product with figure skating's 6.0 as the timeless well-known reference.
Yeah, I know $peedy, you don't have a clue what we're talking about. Truthfully, will someone or just a lot of people get together and put $peedy out of his misery, or rather get him to stop making everyone who cares about figure skating so miserable and the sport so sad and disappointing to watch.
Last edited by aftershocks; 03-27-2014 at 12:18 AM.
Just no words. Evil jerk.
"Nature is a damp, inconvenient sort of place where birds and animals wander about uncooked."
from Speedy Death
Chinquanta specifically mentioned Korea being awarded with ice dance and pair slots as the host country for 2018, and people in Korea speculate that he is giving away the candy to mute the ongoing protest by the Korean Olympic Committee on the Sochi judging.
It is best not to ague against change from a reactionary perspective. "It used to be so good in the old days, etc" because things always have to change unfortunately. My question is: will it be for the better or worse? The worst thing suggested is that judges stay anonymous! Everyone knows certain federations' judges consistently cheat! How can protecting their identities be of concern? It probably has kept federations from bullying some judges, but the selection of the judges hasn't changed enough. That should be the top priority on the IOC and ISU's agenda.
If they get rid of the SP (which would be terrible), they ought to consider eliminating the worthless team event. It looked mildly fun for the competitors, but there was no suspense and not enough viewer or fan interest to inspire federations to invest in all the disciplines.
Since there wasn't any mention on Hersh's article, I'm kinda curious how S Korean media got the information about the automatic slot for host country. Is Chihee Rhee included in the members who received the mail from Chinquanta?
To simplify scoring make it "pass" or "fail."
That could eliminate judges as the audience could determine that-thumbs up/thumbs down.
Or maybe I've watched "gladiator" too many times lol
Have a nice day!