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    Why isn't Zhulin being banned?

    Thanks. I've never heard of this before - so thanks for the explanation.
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    Why isn't Zhulin being banned?

    Okay - I am totally out of the loop I guess - but what on earth is a "non-binary athlete" - do they mean like a computer program?
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    Japanese figure skating 2021-22 season news & updates

    JPN Nationals Mens FP (Sunday 19:00-21:15) TV Ratings came in at average of 14.4%. Momentary Peak was 27.0% when Hanyu FP Score was announced.
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    News & Experiences continued

    Guardian is reporting that Omicron Type 2 was discovered. The insidious nature of Omicron Type 2 is that this type escapes detection by standard PCR Testing, although it is detectable by Serum analysis.
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    News & Experiences continued

    First, abject apologies for canceling or postponing GPF in Japan. From what I gather, JSF and Sport Ministry was all set to hold the event, but much better medically informed Prime Minister's Office refused permission. Japan counted 127 new cases yesterday, a dramatic drop from 25,000 new cases...
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    The Dance Hall 9: Bring the Bling or No Beijing 2021-2022

    Wow - is all I can say. Was that written by Elena? Is there any proof of any of this, or is it just another internet rant?
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    Poll: Should the 'q' call for jumps be eliminated?

    This is very interesting topic. The basic question is "How obtrusive should Technical Panel be?" If analogy can be made to law enforcement, Technical Panel run the gamut, some are extremely obtrusive (Geheimstaatpolizei, more widely known by the acronym GESTAPO level), others more like your...
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    Japanese figure skating 2021-22 season news & updates

    The TV ratings for NHK Trophy came in at 9.9% (Men FP;19:30 Prime Time) and 9.6% (Women FP; 1730). Comparison could be made to: 2020 NHK (Domestic Competition) 10.1%; although this beat Japan Series Baseball Game between Hawks and Giants at 9.5% 2019 NHK (Rika Silver, Hanyu Gold) 15.8-16.2% 2021...
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    Japanese figure skating 2021-22 season news & updates

    Thank you Sylvia-san. JSF selection of Sumiyoshi and Lucas Honda will ruffle least feathers, I suppose. Last weekend, the top Junior girls in Kyoto were competing to gain one of the three tickets available to go to Japan National Junior High Championships. Those competing in Kyoto were at least...
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    Japanese figure skating 2021-22 season news & updates

    Increase or decrease of popularity is determined by where you draw the baseline. IMHO, the figure skating popularity peak in JPN was before Mao's retirement. Hanyu, almost singlehandedly has extended the popularity to the present day, but unfortunately nobody expect him to continue much longer...
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    Japanese figure skating 2021-22 season news & updates

    Since there was zero JPN skater competing in JGPS due to quarantine requirements, I do not see how "long standing rule" which was established and respected before current ********* applies at all, particularly for wildcard. IIRC, RUS skaters were not even allowed to compete in JGP #1&2 due to...
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    Japanese figure skating 2021-22 season news & updates

    JSF never said anything about "Selection Criteria" for JGPF wild card. I was quite surprised that Wildcard was even accepted by the ISU. The underlying problem is the declining popularity of figure skating in JPN, as seen in TV ratings. Of the GPS skated so far, only Skate Canada Singles SP...
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    What does Kaori Sakamoto need to do next season?

    Kaori needs to hire a certain person to be her "Mental Strength" Coach. The proof is in what happened at JPN local championships named Japan Junior High School Championships. You can compete only three years during enrollment in Junior High (aged 13-15). Kaori won Silver (Gold won by Mai) in...
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    From Russia With Love [#39]: Into Winter 2021

    It is so nice to see Liza Tuktamysheva back at the Worlds, again. The long awaited rematch between 2015 Worlds Gold and Silver medalists (Satoko Miyahara) at the Worlds stage is something I look forward to, although they are both third one to be named as a member of their respective national...
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    Japanese figure skating 2020-21 season news & updates

    To commemorate the conclusion of JPN Nationals, the newest edition of major sports magazine "Number" devoted half of the pages to Figure Skating. More than half is covering the "King" Hanyu, but there are articles on Shoma, Kagiyama, Shun Sato, Rika Kihira, Mai Mihara & Kaori Sakamoto...
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