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    Post Piseev on new team Vorobieva/ Blanchard

    http://sportcom.ru/sport/figurkat/news4666ba98.htm
    Valentin Piseev: "We have not officially approached the French Federation"

    Today, Russian figure skating federation president Valentin Piseev gave additional explanation to IA "Sportcom" regarding the new international team of Valeria Vorobieva (Russia)/ Jerome Blanchard (France) that trains in Chicago with a Russian coach Oleg Vasiliev.

    "In order for the team to skate at international competition, we do indeed need a permission of the French figure skating federation. However, such a request is made not by the coach but by the federation. We have not sent such a letter. Prior to writing and send it, I need to have a chat with the coach Oleg Vasiliev to get a clear explanation from him", commented Valentin Piseev.

    Vadim KOMAROV, IA "Sportcom"

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    An interesting situation brewing. Thanks for the translation, Ptichka. It sounds like there are some behind the scenes issues that haven't completely come out.

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