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    The elections for the French Fed always remind me of the Prisoner's Dilemma.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aussie Willy View Post
    Hmmm if it was like North Korea Didier would have got 100% of the vote.
    Gailhaguet apparently behaves like the Eternal President of North Korea, not allowing any of the clubs, coaches or skaters any say in decisions about their own lives and destroying those who dare open their mouths.

    However the voters are after all French, so they have been "corrupted" by western values like having a mind of your own.

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    There is only one thing to say to ^

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarieM View Post
    And you would have banned her and not the other 4 judges who voted for the russians ? Why ?
    Seriously? She is the only one who could or should be sanctioned because she is the only one proven guilty of misconduct. A lot of folks thought the Russians deserved to win on merit, so you can't assume that the other 4 judges who gave them their top ordinal were all part of any fix or deal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Susan M View Post
    Seriously? She is the only one who could or should be sanctioned because she is the only one proven guilty of misconduct. A lot of folks thought the Russians deserved to win on merit, so you can't assume that the other 4 judges who gave them their top ordinal were all part of any fix or deal.
    She was never proven guilty of anything, though. Probably because it was in nobody's best interest to carry out a full, impartial, and transparent inquiry.

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    Their suspensions weren't overturned, so while there was no full investigation, there was at least a partial one, including Lavoie's letter, the letter by the Swiss official who forced a letter, a letter from a volunteer who was a judge in the French court system which described a conversation she heard while she was the driver, the description of her breakdown in the referee's meeting. That she later recanted after a meeting with Gailhaguet would likely have been trashed in a formal investigation as collusion.
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    My hats off to you for trying, Gwendal, and do not give up! Whatever you think about the most is what you will become...

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    The French federation issued a short press release about the results for the elections.
    A rapid translation gives (it's a bit too late it for more refinements ! am correcting the mispelled sentences anyway ^^) :

    [summary of the results]

    Didier Gailhaguet declared after the vote : 'I am surprised with the scale of this score taking into account the mediatic pugnacity of my competitors and the fact that I almost did not any campaign for it.
    The presence at my side of Brian JOUBERT, Nathalie PECHALAT, the election to the Federal Council of still active athletes like Florent AMODIO, Sebastien LEPAPE * and Maé BERENICE ** are strong assets for a new, modernized and rejuvenated Federation.'

    The General Assembly noted the good economic health of the federation and the program of the newly elected president was presented :
    - strengthened/closer relations with Clubs and Leagues
    - launching of something linked to Olympic Sport
    - creation of an autonomous league for judges/referees
    - project to create a National Center of Ice Sport***
    - more open-mindeness to new way of practicing skating like 'freestyle'


    * [short tracker]
    ** I did not correct the mistake on the name of Maé-Bérénice MEITE
    *** there had been a system called 'Opera de la glace' which was supposed to, in summary, bring promising skaters from different clubs to Paris for special training sessions with specialists for short periods of time. Maybe it's a similar stucture but widened to Ice Sports in general ? I have barely heard of the previous one (which may still be existing)

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