ISU Skating Awards To Debut At 2020 Worlds

starrynight

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Chock has been very involved in the design of most of C/B's costumes, including the snake dress. A FanZone article gave some details as to how Madison and Mathieu collaborated on the FD costumes :

"Chock literally studied images of snakes—their scales and patterns—to come up with ideas for her dress. She wanted her dress to look like a snake's skin, but not like a snakeskin fabric. She brought drawings to costume designer Mathieu Caron, who made sure it was functional while also creating wow moments. "Together we came up with something beautiful," said Chock.

For Bates, Dubreuil envisioned a turtleneck shirt. Chock found the braiding technique and showed it to Caron, which he incorporated. "

Here's a link to the article: https://usfigureskatingfanzone.com/...k-and-bates-reflect-on-amemorable-season.aspx
Wow. Thanks for sharing. How interesting.
 

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It was after Swedish Nationals in December 2010. Kristoffer Berntsson and Adrian Schultheiss placed ahead of Majorov, then 19, and they both went to Euros.
Didn’t Majorov also qualify for 2018 Olympics but Sweden decided not to send him?
 

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Didn’t Majorov also qualify for 2018 Olympics but Sweden decided not to send him?
Yes, he qualified a spot for Sweden at 2017 Nebelhorn Trophy but could not meet the Swedish Olympic Committee's total score requirement of a minimum of 260 points in competition before the 2018 Olympics. ETA his IG post on 1/22/18: https://www.instagram.com/p/BeP92W_F5Ks/
Well, no Olympic ticket for me.
Prepared a long time for it, but Olympic Commitee said no. ”I have to low level for my second OG they say”
 

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Didn’t Majorov also qualify for 2018 Olympics but Sweden decided not to send him?
Yes. They wanted him to have achieved a total competition score of 260. For context, a TCS of 260 would have seen him bump Kolyada for bronze at Euros that year, and pip Aaron for fifth at 4CC. Majorov had still finished 7th at Euros. It was generally agreed the standard they set was stupidly high.
 

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Yes. They wanted him to have achieved a total competition score of 260. For context, a TCS of 260 would have seen him bump Kolyada for bronze at Euros that year, and pip Aaron for fifth at 4CC. Majorov had still finished 7th at Euros. It was generally agreed the standard they set was stupidly high.
I’ve heard of this happening a couple times to other athletes - WHY would a country not send an athlete of any sport to the Olympics if they qualified? Is it just the cost? Is it they only want to send possible medal contenders only?
 

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Livestream link (Saturday, July 11):

Jury members:
Miki Ando (JPN)
Surya Bonaly (FRA)
Lu Chen (CHN)
Todd Eldredge (USA)
Tatiana Navka (RUS)
Eric Radford (CAN)

Info page: https://isu.org/figure-skating/isu-skating-awards

Aloe Blacc will perform his brand new single "My Way" during the show.
 

starrynight

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I’ve heard of this happening a couple times to other athletes - WHY would a country not send an athlete of any sport to the Olympics if they qualified? Is it just the cost? Is it they only want to send possible medal contenders only?
I think this depends on the value a country puts on sports. I think the Swedish system is that athletes get one Olympic trip and then can’t go again if they aren’t a medal contender. A sort of anti ‘Olympic Tourist’ stance.

Whereas sports mad countries find national pride in sending huge Olympic teams.
 

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This used to happen a lot especially in the 1998-2002 cycles, to the point that the reserves lists went way down almost to the bottom to fill up the fields.

Switzerland was either not sending or making skaters do last-minute tests. Germany as well.
 

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I’ve heard of this happening a couple times to other athletes - WHY would a country not send an athlete of any sport to the Olympics if they qualified? Is it just the cost? Is it they only want to send possible medal contenders only?
This has certainly happened to Canadian skaters - the Canadian Olympic Committee set standards that were above those of Skate Canada and,iirc, the most famous victim was Emmanuel Sandhu. He did not meet the COC standard due to lack of sufficient international senior competition results.
I think it was mostly due to trying to cut costs, but was also perhaps an effort to not "water down" the quality of competitor representing the country. Perhaps they somehow thought the other "qualified" althletes would be seen as more worthy of judges marks? Don't really know but certainly it is costly to equip and send an athlete and his/her coaching team.
 

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I think this depends on the value a country puts on sports. I think the Swedish system is that athletes get one Olympic trip and then can’t go again if they aren’t a medal contender. A sort of anti ‘Olympic Tourist’ stance.

Whereas sports mad countries find national pride in sending huge Olympic teams.
It sort of proves why having the OC decide is a bad idea, though. Anyone with a knowledge of figure skating knew Majorov wasn't just an "Olympic tourist". Hell, he finished top 10 at Euros! Anyone who also knew skating should have been able to tell them that the score was near-impossible for Majorov. I don't understand why they punished a perfectly good skater like that.
 

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It used to be that no skaters would meet the standards of various NOC's. The reason Majorov made it the first time was under the new (at the time) Swedish NOC "newcomer" rules for which the standards were lower. But they expected someone to score like a Euros bronze medalist within the next four years, which is ridiculous.
 

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The "Best Canadian Choreographer" award seemed unfair to me. Bourne, Dubreuil and Nicol are all great, but choreographers of other nationalities should have been allowed to compete as well.
 
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