Nyet!Can Plushenko be admitted to the team in his capacity as a coach?
he still skates! it doesn't say they have to skate competitively.Nyet!
1) Skater needs a complete package to potentially be a top skater at Euros/4CC's/Worlds/Olympic level
2) Skater needs to have the ability to absolutely rock one day and splat the day after. Even better: rock and splat during one program
3) Skater is not afraid of breaking one's heart over and over again
4) Skater needs more splat/messy performances than great ones
"Anti-sex symbol" would be a title I could live with for Samarin.
The pic with the huge car in the desert reminds me of that Danish dude in the 2nd "Sex and the City"-movie Samantha hooked up with.