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    The aftermath of DG's resignation - what next for the FFSG?

    When the Lord was handing out chutzpah, Mr. Didier G. apparently sneaked into the queue multiple times.
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    The Medical Thread: Vaccine Search / Staying Healthy / Treatments Etc

    The original anti-steroid position came out of experiences with SARS. During SARS, in China and Hong Kong, patients were often given high doses of these particular steroids to try to counteract the illness/inflammatory process. As a consequence of the steroid treatment, unfortunately many of...
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    From Russia with Love [#35]: Winter 2019

    Hmm, I think there's a coded message in there somewhere, but I can't figure it out. We'll get our best people working on it. ;)
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    U.S. Pairs 2019-20 season - News & Updates, Part X

    If you believe that a skater's/couple's assignment to Worlds is primarily a reward to be bestowed by the USFS upon the highest finishers at Nationals, then of course you will be disappointed in this pairs decision. This is taking the position that consideration for individual skaters outranks...
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    U.S. Ladies [#28]: Achieving 2020 Vision

    Hmm, you haven't been around here that long, I take it. One of our favorite sports around here is seeing how many threads we can work Michelle Kwan into. She's also mentioned more frequently by laypeople outside our little skating universe, than any other past skater. Which admittedly, isn't...
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    Missing the Novice, Junvenile and Intermediate Events

    You can see them at the Sectional level. I don't miss them at Nationals (maybe Novice level), and for all kinds of logistical and cost reasons, it was just unsustainable. And the belief is that the unintended consequence was making Nationals be the final goal of a skater, rather than...
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    Cipres/FFSG Press Release on the situation 12-16-2019

    I agree with @Eleanor. I don't think Candeloro was equating the two situations ("scandals") as moral/criminal equivalents at all. I think some here are reading things into Candeloro's responses that aren't there. Particularly when you look at the format/sequencing of the journalist's...
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    58th ISU Ordinary Congress 2020 Phuket/Thailand: the squaring of the circle ...

    Sounds like the ISU brass just wanted a tropical beach holiday. Unfortunately, somebody neglected to tell them that June is monsoon season in Phuket. Maybe they'll get stuck indoors and actually accomplish something. :EVILLE:
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    Past American pairs- thoughts on some of them

    Inoue/Baldwin -- Always seemed to get a lot of grief when they competed (at least, he did), but I liked this pair. A 4CC gold, 9 straight years of being on the US National podium is not too shabby. And there was that beautiful throw 3A.... Evora/Ladwig -- Another team I thought was lovely...
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    U.S. Ladies [#28]: Achieving 2020 Vision

    Alysa took herself out of the running quite a while ago. She is focused on Nationals. I'd bet the other juniors you mentioned are as well. There's a lot more riding on results at Nationals. Youth Olympics is simply not taken very seriously among many North American skaters (rightfully so...
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    Orser explains why Briand coached Hanyu at GP Final in Torino (Hersh article); also a Ghislain Briand article (in French)

    Might not be two coaches, but one coach and one federation representative. Major federations (and some minor ones) send at least one federation "team leader" and sometimes others (team doctor, etc.). There is a credentialing process for these competition attendees as well as for athletes...
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    U.S. Pairs 2019-20 season - News & Updates, Part X

    I hope so to. Lu/Mitrofanov would have benefited from another year in Juniors on both technical and presentation development, but he aged out and they had no choice but to move up.
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    U.S. Ice Dance 2019-20 season news & updates

    C/P did have a glaring error. However, before the competition started, I took one look at the makeup of the Tech Panel and knew the North American teams were in trouble, regardless of how they skated.
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    U.S. Ice Dance 2019-20 season news & updates

    All the US senior teams need to get that Finnstep nailed. With the possible exception of Hubbell/Donohuse, they are losing valuable points in the RD on this element. I agree with a poster above, that both RD and FD material for most US teams, is generally poor and not showcasing teams'...
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    U.S. Pairs 2019-20 season - News & Updates, Part X

    Chris is 32, and given his injuries (knee, wrist) in the past 2 years, I think his body just can't take this anymore. They are going backwards on some of these elements and I doubt if the capacity to improve is there. I mean this in no hurtful way to the Knierems because they have many...
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