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    Battle of the Blades is returning to CBC this Fall!

    From a recent interview with Kaitlyn Weaver it seems they intend to continue show skating (whenever that starts up again) At the moment I think skaters would be keen to do things with a pay cheque.
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    Battle of the Blades is returning to CBC this Fall!

    It is a Canadian show, so I do think that if high profile Canadian figure skaters are keen, then they should be included. I never watched any of these dancing shows until I watched Meryl on Dancing with the Stars. That showmance was epic. So nothing has really lived up to that so far. The...
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    From Russia With Love (#36) Spring into Summer 2020

    I suppose they are friends with Kadyrov to leverage money and status? From what I've read, Rudkovskaya seems to be pretty ruthless in her pursuit of status and money.
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    Royalty Thread #13: Zooming in on our favorite royals

    I'm sure the royal family isn't lacking in the money to buy the best pantyhose and tights that fit perfectly. Yes - the pantyhose made out of awful fabric can feel bad. I think that's why I usually invest in several slightly thicker pairs that last longer rather than getting a bunch of the...
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    Royalty Thread #13: Zooming in on our favorite royals

    Pantyhose do make your legs look nice (particularly if a million HD photos are going to be taken of them). If I could afford to buy a new pair of the nice very sheer ones every time I went out, I'd probably wear them too. (But they end up costing a fortune so). As for Charlotte, I think it's...
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    Battle of the Blades is returning to CBC this Fall!

    I'm not from North America, so I know NOTHING about hockey. I think these shows can be a bit of a popularity contest.
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    Battle of the Blades is returning to CBC this Fall!

    I thought Gordeeva and Bruno Gervais were good? I really liked their program to I Like The Way You Move.
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    Battle of the Blades is returning to CBC this Fall!

    She’s so tiny the hockey players could toss her around like a dolly. I think the audience would find her flexibility very entertaining.
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    Battle of the Blades is returning to CBC this Fall!

    Yes. They might get some good castings. I hope Andrew Poje and Kaitlyn Weaver are back. They had a lot of success with their partners last season. (I think they have good prospects of rejoining because Poje is tall and strong enough to lift the hockey girls and Kaitlyn showed talent as a coach...
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    Times your predictions were proved wrong

    There was a bunch of pairs action following the Sochi Olympics. Massot/Savchenko of course. But also there was Valentina Marchei switching to pairs. I can't really remember what the reaction was to that (I was excited). And it turned out that she experienced so much success as a pairs skater...
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    ISU to evaluate feasibility of 2020-21 skating season

    That makes sense. All the ice time, coaching, costumes etc are very expensive - particularly right now. I can completely understand why people are concerned that they will be persuaded to continue to pay for training until the bitter end. Some elite skaters sitting in Novogorsk might want...
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    ISU to evaluate feasibility of 2020-21 skating season

    I suppose this calendar of events gives the athletes something to think about when they are training at home, getting back to the rink or sitting in Novogorsk etc etc. The risk of just cancelling the JGP series outright is that it might prompt some young junior athletes to just end training...
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    From Russia With Love (#36) Spring into Summer 2020

    Yes but there can be an extremely ugly dark side of elite sports as well. The money, politics and power of it can in some cases sully what it meant to be a noble endeavour. Without the people watching it on TV, the money and the political and national leverage gained from medals, I doubt these...
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    From Russia With Love (#36) Spring into Summer 2020

    I just meant being in a room all alone all day and then eating alone is basically solitary confinement? That would be hard for young people to endure. Although athletes work hard, the sporting process is quite social in many ways. Many interactions with coaches, trainers, team mates etc. I...
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    From Russia With Love (#36) Spring into Summer 2020

    Honestly it sounds like prison for the gymnasts.
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