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    Stefan Lindenmann (spoilers)

    I just heard from the COR coverage that the German Olympic Comm. has made a requirement for their skaters to palce at top 6 at each assigned GP event in order to qualify fort the Olympics (talk about being unfair!). Since Stefan had a disaster of a performance at NHK, does it mean we won't see him at the Olympic games?? Would there even be a German man competitor?

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    That's ridiculous considering Lindemann's record a few years back. I hope that they reconsider as he'd probably place in the top 12.

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    Did they say in each of the GP events? I heard it as, in a GP event, in which case his 4th at Cup of Russia would be enough.

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    well, it wasn't clear to me, but the way I understood it is "each". I hope I am wrong - it would be an outrage if Stefan is not allowed to go to the Olympics. I still wonder what happened at NHK, for him to finish last at each phase.

    I think Germans and French federations have the most strict requirements for a skater to go to major international competitions. You would think a skater would benefit from more exposure...

    Anybody taped it and could clarify the issue? Thanks,

    Yana

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    I also did not understand 100% what the requirements about the grand prix were. But usually they also have something about a certain placement at euros as last decision.

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    I could have sworn that they said on the ESPN2 broadcast that he needed to place 6th in one of his assignments. I could be wrong.

    Andy W.

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    Yeah I heard that too. But who else would Germany send if he doesnt go?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cleopatra20042004
    Yeah I heard that too. But who else would Germany send if he doesnt go?
    They wouldn't send anyone.

    However rest assured that Stefan is going to the Olympics.

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    He had to place in the top 6 at one of his GP events and top 10 at Euros, or, alternately, top 11 at Euros. Same as the Beiers.

    The requirements for pairs were different; they had to place in the top 8 to qualify.

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