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  1. gkelly

    Do judges marks get questioned from ISU officials?

    After the event, the referee will hold a roundtable discussion with the judges. Elements with wide variations in GOE would be likely topics of discussion, for the judges who were high or low to explain their reasons for those marks...
  2. gkelly

    Coughlin's Safe Sport Status Changed to Interim Suspension

    You do understand that an "interim suspension" is temporary, pending the completion of the investigation?
  3. gkelly

    U.S. Ladies [#24]: Starr-Ting Order/Detailed Classification

    Within the US, what determines domestic competition level is which tests you have passed. For high-level competitors, the tests are easy to pass. So the skaters and coaches can be strategic about when to move up in terms of getting the right kind of experience and likelihood of the best...
  4. gkelly

    Coughlin's Safe Sport Status Changed to Interim Suspension

    The alternative would be no investigation at all. If there isn't a well-funded dedicated organization to investigating sexual misconduct in sport, then the only options are investigation by an underfunded organization or no investigation.
  5. gkelly

    Coughlin's Safe Sport Status Changed to Interim Suspension

    Thread from October about testimony re SafeSport etc. to Congress, including increasing funding
  6. gkelly

    Coughlin's Safe Sport Status Changed to Interim Suspension

    When do social media attacks, ever, in any situation, ever help anyone?
  7. gkelly

    The Problem with Body Image in Figure Skating

    The average viewers don't buy tickets to intermediate events.
  8. gkelly

    The Problem with Body Image in Figure Skating

    Well, it would certainly save money for skaters at those levels. But not that much compared to actual training costs. Fans don't decide to be fans based on what intermediate-level skaters are wearing. Many fans aren't even aware that an "intermediate" competition level exists. Now, would not...
  9. gkelly

    Coughlin's Safe Sport Status Changed to Interim Suspension

    From the SafeSport incident reporting form:
  10. gkelly

    Coughlin's Safe Sport Status Changed to Interim Suspension

    I have no idea of the situation either. But theoretically "more complaints" could mean more corroboration about the same incident, rather than complaints about additional incidents, or additional victims if any victimization was involved.
  11. gkelly

    U.S. Ladies [#24]: Starr-Ting Order/Detailed Classification

    Regardless of whether the selection committee sticks to a "body of work" policy or a policy of strictly following Nationals results, over the years sometimes there will be decisions that look brilliant in hindsight and others that look like huge mistakes in hindsight. We'd need more years under...
  12. gkelly

    Netflix/Prime/Hulu Discoveries

    I watched the first couple episodes when it first came out, but it didn't grab me. Maybe it appeals to a selective taste.
  13. gkelly

    In search of (more) interesting articles

    https://www.outsideonline.com/2378786/egg-thief-jeffrey-lendrum-falcon
  14. gkelly

    Skaters with great basics plus musicality

    Is versatility important? Or is it good enough to excel in interpreting one style of music?
  15. gkelly

    Skaters with great basics plus musicality

    Her stroking looked pretty smooth and powerful to me on the occasions when I saw her compete live.
  16. gkelly

    U.S. Ladies [#24]: Starr-Ting Order/Detailed Classification

    I think most skaters are well aware that popularity with fans has no bearing on what kinds of points or placements they will receive in competition. They might like to engage with fans for other reasons. Officials aren't keeping track of which skater has the most fans and factoring that into...
  17. gkelly

    Harvey Weinstein megaproducer and executive ousted over sexual harassment

    Not really. There are plenty of behaviors that would be considered flirting if welcomed by the recipient and harrassment if not welcomed. Harrassers tend to be people who don't have the social skills to read reactions, or perhaps more often people who feel entitled to behave as they wish and...
  18. gkelly

    Skating to Swan Lake

    I prefer the 1995 Europeans freeskate.
  19. gkelly

    Double Euler.

    I want to see double walley and double inside axel added to the Scale of Values! Might as well also add values for the triples, although it would probably take years before anyone masters them. The singles could remain unlisted transitions. Of course, if someone planned a double and ended up...
  20. gkelly

    Double Euler.

    double walley?
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