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    Qualification to Team Competition at the Beijing Olympics

    "That's how logic works"? People who feel the need to mock others, and that's at least half your posts, have a little something themselves they're not sure about. This is not some snippy junior high school blog. This is probably the best English-language skating board around. People come...
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    The Dance Hall 9: Bring the Bling or No Beijing 2021-2022

    Enjoyed 4CC dance event. Kind of nice having the big shots out of the way for a change. I have questions. We get BeeGees and Rocket Man and ABBA. But why no Donna Summer medley? Or, the greatest hits of Captain and Tenniel? We get Hip Hop rhythm dances. But, why no double bump pattern...
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    U.S. Women [#2]: The Unbearable Lightness of Beijing

    @olympic I love your posts. Informed, even handed, wise.:respec:
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    U.S. Men 2021-22 season news & updates

    I like how stories get made up after the fact. It's not just skating I see it all the time. Prior to Nationals people were pretty OK with a Chen/Zhou/Brown team. Probably wished the 3rd spot was someone with more TES. But, a reliable Brown with a huge PCS was a good team member. At...
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    U.S. Men 2021-22 season news & updates

    Please don't send Ilia to media training. We need to fill the Ashley slot.
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    U.S. Men 2021-22 season news & updates

    And also giving up a sure medal at Junior Worlds.
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    U.S. Men 2021-22 season news & updates

    With so much about the Oly team we've overlooked the other men's stories. The biggest must be the resurrection of Camden Pulkinen. I loved his skating as a junior. Real quality, beautiful jumps. Then the years of darkness. He couldn't find his place in seniors and I thought he might give...
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    U.S. Men 2021-22 season news & updates

    Just waking up to this in Berlin. Wow, what a sh*t storm. Someone said USFS could go either way Ilia/Jason - that is correct. Neither has a chance at a metal. I am happy with the outcome. Jason brings some things no one else can do; he also keeps the bar raised for PCS. (To maximize jump...
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    U.S. Men 2021-22 season news & updates

    I think this is the correct scenario. If Malinin is virtually tied with Jason they will send Jason. But Malinin had a great JGP season and has shown he is a reliable competitor. If Malinin finishes 10 points above Jason he goes. It will be a Sarah Hughes 2002 situation. No one including her...
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    U.S. Women [#2]: The Unbearable Lightness of Beijing

    don't know how to back out of a reply.
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    U.S. Women [#2]: The Unbearable Lightness of Beijing

    I know a little about classical music and competitions. In a piano competition you choose things that you can reliably perform - rarely a missed note. You would not program a piece that you can't pull off. Sport/ice skating is different. The bar is always being raised and you are called on...
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    U.S. Women [#2]: The Unbearable Lightness of Beijing

    Wow, little talk of the skaters. Happy for Mariah. How wrong we can be. In the fall many assumed Mariah was done. Couldn't get her 3-3 tack. Many single 3's were looking wonky. With her "advanced" age it was likely she wouldn't get to the Olys. Yes it's a crazy year but still great to see...
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    OAS ("Obscure" 4CC skaters) news & articles

    What ever happened to the pair from North Korea?
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    Russian women news & updates, 2021-22 season

    I like a comeback story as much as anyone. And, I was cheering for Tuk to make the Olys. But I realized that her GP performances were a little misleading. She skated against 1 heavy-hitter in each competition. Since she was consistent she got medals out of it. Seeing her at nationals I...
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    OAS ("Obscure" 4CC skaters) news & articles

    I like this thread. These skaters are an important part of promoting figure skating in their home countries.
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