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COP/IJS to be axed after the 2014 Olympics

Discussion in 'The Trash Can' started by Maofan7, Apr 1, 2013.

  1. Maofan7

    Maofan7 Member

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    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
     
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  2. minx

    minx Active Member

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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.
     
  3. casken

    casken Well-Known Member

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    Wow.

    You should try clicking the link, if it wasn't already obvious.
     
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  4. smarts1

    smarts1 Well-Known Member

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

    LilJen Reaching out with my hand sensitively

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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.)
     
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  6. lauravvv

    lauravvv Well-Known Member

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    This is good, Maofan7 :respec:.

    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.
     
  7. misskarne

    misskarne #AustraliaForTheTeamEvent

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    Happy April Fool's ;)
     
  8. CassAgain

    CassAgain Well-Known Member

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    Oh, good lord. :angryfire

    (Well done) ;)
     
  9. Jot the Dot Dot

    Jot the Dot Dot Headstrong Buzzard

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

    Jebrista Active Member

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

    Aussie Willy Hates both vegemite and peanut butter

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    Hmmm didn't even have to guess what this was about. :)
     
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  12. Proustable

    Proustable New Member

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    Why did you write 6.O as opposed to 6.0?
     
  13. nubka

    nubka Well-Known Member

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    Does it really matter? :duh:
     
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  14. Vash01

    Vash01 Fan of Yuzuru, Medvedeva, T&M, Shibs, P&C

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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. :)
     
  15. l'etoile

    l'etoile New Member

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    Good one:rofl:
     
  16. minx

    minx Active Member

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    Who needs a link, I believe everything I read in The Trash Can.:lol:
     
  17. bardtoob

    bardtoob Former Choreographer for Anna Maria Tragikova

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    :sekret: Da Vinci Code.
     
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  18. neptune

    neptune Well-Known Member

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    Axed? :eek: 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??? ;)
     
  19. CantALoop

    CantALoop Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  20. aftershocks

    aftershocks Well-Known Member

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

    Not fooled ... not really funny either. :huh: :HA!: :rolleyes: :blah: :( :wuzrobbed :mad: temper tantrum :angryfire :wall: :violin:
     
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  21. pani

    pani Well-Known Member

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    And now ISU will choose OGM and WChs be fans voting on ISU official site. Thats why ISU site is down now
     
  22. Katarzyna

    Katarzyna Well-Known Member

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    Maofan7 - to good to be true and you are evil! :EVILLE:
     
  23. skateboy

    skateboy Well-Known Member

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    Based on recent events, I actually believed this (for about five seconds) and got all excited.

    Then I realized it was an April fools' joke and got all sad...

    Good one, though! :)