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Plushenko will skate in ISU competition on October 2nd, 2010

Discussion in 'Great Skate Debate' started by let`s talk, Sep 3, 2010.

  1. ciocio

    ciocio Active Member

    See? You already have a reason to watch him, you'll find out if you were right and Plushy's marks were more inflated that Chan's!!!! :watch:;)
  2. SUN

    SUN Active Member

    The same press release states that Plush was informed that the permission for his participation was revoked 4 days before the first show.
  3. SUN

    SUN Active Member

    For the event on the territory of France the approvals for the EVENT from USFSA or RUS Federation are NOT valid.
    Only French Federation or the ISU can sanction the event in France (either one of them, not both).

    USFSA or RUS Federation must approve the participation of their respective skaters.
  4. senorita

    senorita New Member

    yeah i didnt say a day, I said it was in the practices, they were practicing for KOI join number with Lambiel, wEIR and Joubert that day. There is an interview these days where he says he wouldnt withdraw from the tour at this moment and he talks about the fine and bad relations he got from AOI for withdrawing in prague in 2004. I guess it was his choice.
  5. JockProf

    JockProf Member

    Personally, I liked things better when a skater would go to their first Olympics to gain some experience & exposure, return 4 years later, possibly win a medal, and then move on.
  6. BittyBug

    BittyBug Dispirited

    Does the ISU or any other governing body for a particular sport make any profit from the Olympics? I thought all the profits went to the IOC and the host city.
  7. nubka

    nubka Well-Known Member

    Wow, impressive - you should be on The Psychic Network Channel... :cool:
  8. AJ Skatefan

    AJ Skatefan Well-Known Member

    Oh yeah, Joubert was at Worlds.:duh: So only Weir had to get permission from his federation, the USFSA. Well, he must have done that.
  9. kwanfan1818

    kwanfan1818 I <3 Kozuka

    That means there no scenario in which the event was not sanctioned (violation of iii, with no reinstatement), since all participants, Weir and Joubert included, would have been ineligible had that been so, not just Plushenko.
  10. tangerine_dream

    tangerine_dream New Member

    This is figure skating. No one is trying to be creative. Everyone is trying to please the stuffy old judges. Everyone skates the same program, and have done so since forever.

    A few extra arm flails and pained facial expressions don't change the fact that virtually all programs from skater to skater, year to year, and even gender to gender, are virtually one and the same.
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  11. senorita

    senorita New Member

    just not direct profit;)
  12. let`s talk

    let`s talk Banned Member

    His new interview has been published. They are going to start the required paperwork but he is not planning to skate in RN, in Euro and Worlds this season. He wants to rest. He is going to get his eligibility back by the next season and he is planning to skate in Sochi. He has been operated in Germany and now he is going to make new programs. As a non-member of the Russian national team, he will have to pay for everything by himself (skating rinks, etc.). He also explained what happened with his loss of eligibility: the skater with his status is supposed to go to the worlds to win. At that moment due to his health issues he couldn't jump quads, so he decided not to go. At the commercial shows he didn't have to jump quads, the physical requirements were much lowerer. Moreover, the tickets for the shows had been sold out months in advance. He had certain obligations to skate. Once he already had a similar situation when they forbade him to skate in two shows in Prague with 14,000 audience. Many people, after finding out that Plushenko would not skate, returned their tickets. He is still in lawsuits with the Czech and Swiss producers of those shows. He said he was the first skater who lost eligibility not for doping but for breaking some rules. Usually skaters got a warning for similar violations. He sees the direct connection with his comeback to OG and in big sport, the thing that wasn't welcomed by his competitiors. (from fsnews.ru)
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  13. LadyNit

    LadyNit moving right along

    I hope Eddie Marton was playing his :violin: in the background during that sob story. :drama:
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  14. Dragonlady

    Dragonlady Sew Happy

    You assume that Piseev and Company want him back. Considering that he supported Anton S. in the recent elections, and the RFSU withdrew it's sanction for Plushenko's shows in the first place, what makes you think Piseev will OK an application for reinstatement?
  15. angietang

    angietang Member

    It is simply great that you have summed up the true features of the figure skating sport! :respec:
  16. Ozzisk8tr

    Ozzisk8tr Well-Known Member

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  17. Coco

    Coco Well-Known Member

  18. kwanfan1818

    kwanfan1818 I <3 Kozuka

    Putin is more powerful than even Piseev, and if Putin wants a three-time, never-lower-than-silver Olympic medalist headliner for Sochi... (Has any other post-War skater achieved that?)
  19. Dragonlady

    Dragonlady Sew Happy

    You underestimate Piseev.
  20. Dragonlady

    Dragonlady Sew Happy

    You underestimate Piseev. He's been around a lot longer that Putin and he's survived being fired.
  21. kwanfan1818

    kwanfan1818 I <3 Kozuka

  22. Susan M

    Susan M Well-Known Member

    The ISU stands to profit from anything that gives skating a higher visibility and more attention overall, because that eventually translates into better TV contracts. I think the individual sport governing bodies like the ISU may not get any revenue from the Olympic Games themselves, but they do stand to profit directly from the ISU events Plushy would enter between his reinstatement and Sochi, like Europeans & Worlds 2013 (or even earlier).
  23. ciocio

    ciocio Active Member

  24. professordeb

    professordeb Well-Known Member

    And you're rolling your eyes at me because??? And what does a column of "V"s signify?

    I really believe it is all about how much money the ISU can bring in and has been pointed out, "many will come to see/watch Plushenko". If it's not about how much $$$ will be generated if the hometown hero skates, then why would such a comment be made. Should Plushy skate, I'm sure many will pay to see such and many will watch it on TV and increase ratings. So where does all this $$ go? I'm betting the ISU will get their cut and it will be a bigger one if Plushy skates than if he doesn't.

    I get that you are a big Plushenko fan; I never was a big one but I did enjoy and appreciate him early on but not any longer.

    Somehow I knew that some would zero in on just the part where I talked about the money and totally skip over the part where I wish he would choose another path in life - like getting his body completely healthy and enjoying his family.
  25. Ozzisk8tr

    Ozzisk8tr Well-Known Member

    and I wore all that makeup to make me look younger and prettier. :p
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  26. alilou

    alilou Crazy Stalker Lady

    Good heavens, I wonder why you bother to watch at all :lol:
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  27. ciocio

    ciocio Active Member

    LOL!!!:rollin: And what song do you think Marton will play for Plushy in Sochi (if they reinstate them)???????? :puppet:
  28. Nomad

    Nomad Celebrity cheese-monger

  29. ciocio

    ciocio Active Member

  30. Sarahjev

    Sarahjev New Member

    Don't worry, I'm sure many took note about your good wishes for Plushy (I did), but, you know, it's saucier to talk about the ol' dirty money ;)

    Once again, nice are your wishes regarding Plush, but, you know?, there are people who actually need something else to feel their lifes fullfilled, they need the thrill, the adrenaline, the competition to feel really alive. I think Plushenko is one of those. He had overcome many difficulties in his life to reach the place where he is, he had been fighting with poor health conditions since his chidlhood, but he also has a will of steel.

    He had just recently declared in an interview that somehow he feels good about the Vancouver 'lose' because there's still a dream for him to pursue.

    I think it's a bit unfair for Figure Skaters in general that their competitive life is so short, basically they are past their prime at 25!, while other sportsmen and sportswomen can reach forties...... but that's life.

    Now, I am a fan of Plush, and I also wish the best for him, health and happiness, but, what if he feels he still can do it?, as long as he is not wasting his body too much, I respect his decision and truly hope he can actually make it (can't say the same about haters however :D)

    He has proven many times that he can overcome barriers, have anyone seen him here?:


    From past weekend show in China, he's Biellmanning (or half-Biellmanning) at almost 28!, please, some of you may not like him, but anyone should accept this is something noteworthy.