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    Australian skating news

    And that's one (1) Olympic spot for Australia won by Mr Brendan Kerry, congrats to him! I see Hektor and Anastasia pulled up well in their free, which is great. I hope they didn't feel too disappointed with their first international senior results. It was a big ask for a new team to qualify a...
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    Australian skating news

    Now I've had a chance to watch all three and yes, I'm very impressed. Brendan and Kailani both looked great out there, and Hektor and Anastasia really do have something about them. Shame about the lift going wonky, but they got down from it safely, which is always the preferable option, and the...
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    Australian skating news

    I just saw the SP results fly by on Twitter - happy for Brendan and Kailani, they've set themselves up with a good chance to get Olympic places, and not a bad first skate in international seniors for Hektor and Anastasia either. 🙂 Hope they all keep doing well into the FS.
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    News & Experiences continued

    People felt it in Tasmania! I over in Adelaide was sadly unaware of its occurrence until alerted by the Guardian's daily liveblog, however.
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    News and updates à la Française, part quatre

    That's very sad. I've had a special place in my heart for Cleo since her JGP days playing a kickass Katniss Everdeen in their Hunger Games FS. I really hope she's going to be okay. Just too many skaters I care about suffering or retiring young with unfulfilled goals because of injury or stress...
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    Aljona Savchenko has been released to the USA to continue her pairs career

    I've never heard of US SafeSport issuing such a document. I suppose it's possible that they might have, at some point in the past, to someone, somewhere, but it doesn't seem likely to me. It speaks volumes for Sappenfield and Nyman's desperation to find him a shield wall of a partner that they...
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    Qualification to Team Competition at the Beijing Olympics

    I know there's Ramanauskaite/Kizala for Lithuania, but they're a relatively new team; she switched to dance from singles quite recently after a back injury meant she couldn't jump any more and IIRC they've only done one or two international competitions. Are there any others?
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    Papadakis/Cizeron #9 - People Will See Them And Cry

    This photo of Gabriella is quite stunning. https://www.instagram.com/p/CT4ijoXLpb1/
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    2022 Four Continents Cancelled (Relocation pending)

    If by 'most' you mean 'skaters from the US, Canada and Japan whose federations like showing off their status by letting their best shirk a major championship '. I promise you if Matthew Samuels somehow qualifies a place for RSA at Nebelhorn he will not be allowed to just 'skip' FCC 'because...
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    Love, Balls and Courting: Tennis V

    Dylan Alcott got his Golden Slam! I'm so happy for him, he's had a phenomenal year. And I see Diede de Groot did likewise, which is awesome!
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    Papadakis/Cizeron #9 - People Will See Them And Cry

    Neither of them has ever said anything about having long C-19, and they've started their competitive schedule at Masters de Patinage every season since the last Olympic one. Not sure why doing exactly what they always do should be considered suspicious and a cover for 'something' going on? Them...
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    News & Experiences continued

    Well, well, well. Look at this nice proof that the Australian government was offered Pfizer doses by the millions back at the end of June 2020 and did stuff-all about taking up the offer until it was too late and they could only get a fraction of the original offer. How does Greg Hunt still...
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    Abortion discussions - latest court cases

    Funnily enough, having an abortion is one way to respond responsibly to, not the consequences, because having sex is not a moral or behavioural failing that deserves punishment, but one of the potential sequelae of sexual intercourse. It's a lot like taking a course of medication to treat a...
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    Aljona Savchenko has been released to the USA to continue her pairs career

    She is apparently coaching a young skater named Anna Grekul and even took her with her to the US and to the camps in France... Grekul is a Swiss skater, early to mid teens and not on the national team IIRC. No decent coach should have even thought about taking her into that environment and no...
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    Abortion discussions - latest court cases

    As the saying goes, for the vast majority of anti-choice activists, if you're pre-born you're fine, but if you're pre-school you're f*cked.
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