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fan

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Ichilov/davidovitch split. He’s on IPS. Anyone know if she is continuing?
 

IceAlisa

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We are back from our trip to Israel. My son went skating with his former hockey teammate who has since moved back to Israel. They went skating in Holon and it was fun to see big posters of Le Bych and Samokhin at the rink!
 

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Thank you, @Samurina . What happened to the last partner, Conners? Does she continue with pairs? Did she find a partner? It would be interesting if she managed to bump Krasnopolski off the worlds team.
 

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Sylvia

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Copying over this news from the JGP Chelyabinsk thread in Kiss & Cry... this boy was such a bright spot last week when he finished 7th at JGP Riga and I suggest watching his videos (especially his Barber of Seville FS with Ted Barton's amusing/admiring comments afterwards) in case they end up being deleted by the ISU. :(
FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCHCRqWmUcs
SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v3TAFmi5NnA
His ISU bio: http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs00107843.htm
Profile/competitive history in Russian: https://fskate.ru/skaters/4744.html
Lev Vinokur has been withdrawn [from JGP Chelyabinsk today] by ISU because he last competed for Russia in November. Results from Riga pending cancellation.

Russia did put out official documents on who was released to another country and they never mentioned releasing Vinokur plus he was name as being a part of the Moscow federation national team in July :shuffle:
It's not really up to Russia though. This is the Israeli federation's fault for submitting the entry in the first place. They should have known when his last competition for Russia was.
Vinokur won the silver in Adv. Novice Boys for Russia at Alpen Trophy in Innsbruck, Austria in November 2018: http://skateaustria.vs91-250-98-130.cloud-he.de/img/competition/4.2018_19/041/CAT006RS.HTM
 
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Debbie S

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Awww, poor Lev. :( I hope he is released soon and can get another comp this season...maybe Bavarian Open? Russia has plenty of rising stars in Junior Men, they can let Lev go.
 

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I’m curious about how this happened, was it a misunderstanding of the rules on the Israeli Fed’s part or what?
 

allezfred

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He's absolutely adorable. I hope the release comes through and he's not stranded in limbo for too long. :(

The release has in all probability come through. He needed to wait a full 12 months from his last competition for Russia to represent Israel. It’s Federation 101.

I’m curious about how this happened, was it a misunderstanding of the rules on the Israeli Fed’s part or what?

The rules are pretty clear and this is not the Israeli Federation’s first time doing this.
 
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I love that kid. :( Someone (or multiple someones) really dropped the ball. Has this happened before? Aren't there any safeguards to make sure someone competing is eligible?
 

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I love that kid. :( Someone (or multiple someones) really dropped the ball. Has this happened before? Aren't there any safeguards to make sure someone competing is eligible?
Usually, the ISU tells the skater before they get to the event (but sometimes at the event) that the clearance hasn't gone through. Sometimes, if the skater and Fed think it will be put through before the actual event, they'll send the skater in hopes it clears before they are scheduled to skate. Of course, there aren't strict deadlines on processing the clearances, though I don't know how it could happen before a year from his last competition, so it's all a bit murky. I do think it's unusual that he was permitted to skate if the clearance wasn't final.
 

allezfred

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Has this happened before?

Yes. The last example I can recall was Yamato Rowe being disqualified from a competition in Iceland because his paperwork between USFSA and the Philippines wasn't in order.

http://www.iceskate.is/wp-content/uploads/mot/2017/rig2017isu/CAT002RS.HTM

Aren't there any safeguards to make sure someone competing is eligible?

The safeguards are that you expect the skater's coaching team and the federation who requested the release and who make the competition entry to be competent. :shuffle:

I do think it's unusual that he was permitted to skate if the clearance wasn't final.

He likely had the clearance which has to be applied for to the ISU before 1 July. The releasing federation (in this case Russia) will send a letter to the requesting federation (in this case Israel) releasing the skater and the latter will then request a clearance cert from the ISU. When the clearance cert is issued, the requesting federation will be told the date when the skater can start representing their new federation in international competition.
 

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That was a really nice interview Reut. He comes across very well and great to hear that he really enjoyed his Olympic experience especially after all his hard work in getting Israel there. I seen his SP for the first time at Skate America last night, it really works for him I only wish they went with the Hebrew version. One of my favourite Eurovision songs.
 

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