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Universal Sports Just Announced Worlds has been Cancelled - er...maybe?

Discussion in 'Great Skate Debate' started by kedrin, Mar 16, 2011.

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  1. kedrin

    kedrin Well-Known Member

    I just saw this announced on Universal Sports. :(

    I'll see if I can find a link.
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  2. kedrin

    kedrin Well-Known Member


    no links on-line, yet, but I was watching skelaton, and they ran the announcement under "breaking news" about 10 minutes ago.
  3. Jenna

    Jenna Well-Known Member

    Thank you for this information. Hopefully an official press release will pop up somewhere soon.

    If this is indeed true, then so be it. Is it disappointing for the skaters who have worked all season? Is it disappointing for fans including me? Yes, to both. But there are a lot more important things to worry about right now.
  4. Rafter

    Rafter Well-Known Member

    Not a surprise and IMO they did the right thing. I'm sad for the skaters but even sadder for the people of Japan. :(
  5. John 3 17

    John 3 17 Well-Known Member

    :wuzrobbed :( I let my hopes get raised by the announcement that the ISU was looking into other venues and that two cities had already offered... this is so sad that no one could substitute :(

  6. Fallcolor

    Fallcolor Member

    Not surprised one bit :( :(
    However, I do think this is a better alternative than the idea of having it in October :shuffle:
  7. shuilee

    shuilee Well-Known Member

    If it's really cancelled, what will USFSA do with guys like Richard Dornbush and Ross Miner? Automatic bye to 2012 worlds?!

    Richard could have went to Jr Worlds and won the title as the favorite...but now he has no Sr worlds and no points to help his world rankings.
  8. Jenna

    Jenna Well-Known Member

    It seems as though this situation will be the hardest to rectify. Who knows if these two will qualify next year? I doubt Rippon and Abbott will bomb so badly next year. And then there's that question mark in Johnny Weir...

    They should have their rightful shot at Worlds. Maybe the ISU can allow for more than three team members next year, or something else to compensate.
  9. barbk

    barbk Well-Known Member

    And he could have gotten the flu or developed appendicitis.

    If they've really cancelled Worlds, let's at least start with the assumption that TPTB will think through some of the issues and try reasonably to address them. It won't be perfect -- and there's no guarantee that he'll ever make another Worlds team. But could we at least give them a couple of weeks to muddle through what might be done?
  10. Sasha'sSpins

    Sasha'sSpins Well-Known Member

    My hopes were raised a little too-but it seemed unlikely in the overall scheme of things. :(

    I just hope Japan and all the peoples affected by the disasters can overcome the hard days ahead. And as for the athletes may they all stay on good health, and may they all get back into top shape for Worlds when it is finally held again.
  11. julieann

    julieann Well-Known Member

    I would say send all the ones from 2011 and send all the ones from 2012 and have more of a cut to the free skate. It would be a much bigger comp, but much more fair.

    What did they do in 62?
  12. caseyedwards

    caseyedwards Well-Known Member

    I would like some special non-worlds competitons of some kind to make up for the cancellation if such a thing is possible for the skaters who will miss there chance
  13. millipied

    millipied New Member

    I think it would be nice gesture if ISU made exception and allowed the 2011 qualifiers to compete along with 2012 ones.
    Most of them will qualify themselves anyway. So it won't be such a big addition.
  14. LadyNit

    LadyNit moving right along

    Phil Hersh gets his wish.
  15. JJH

    JJH Well-Known Member

    I saw this same message scroll by on Universal Sports about 5 hours ago. I raced to the computer to see if anyone was discussing it on FSU and, since nobody was, I decided that I must have misread it. I wonder if there is any chance that Universal Sports was simply referring to the cancellation of the regular schedule of Worlds in Japan for this year. The greater viewing public might not be following this skating story as closely as FSU.
  16. Made4Dancin

    Made4Dancin New Member

    I'm disappointed that they couldn't come up with something else. I wonder if they really tried.
  17. genevieve

    genevieve drinky typo pbp, closet hugger Staff Member

    I agree with JJH - without an official announcement that can be linked, I am not convinced this is true. Yet.

    I am closing this until there's something official
  18. essence_of_soy

    essence_of_soy Well-Known Member

    Phil really needs a better head - shot.
    He has that scary 'guy serving behind the counter at a health food store' look about him.
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