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    Your Favorite Sport and Skater

    These are just a YES or NO Questions.

    Do you follow seriously only one skating discipline?

    Is just one skating discipine your interest?

    Are you saddened when your favorite does not win (or medal)?

    Would you lose interest in figure skating if your favorite retires?

    Do you care whether Figure Skating is considered a major sport?

    Would you continue to watch figure skating if it were plagued with cheating?

    Do you perceive skater's gender as specifically the only way to skate?

    Are you happy with CoP?

    Are there parts of CoP which should be studied more?

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    Do you follow seriously only one skating discipline? NO

    Is just one skating discipine your interest?NO

    Are you saddened when your favorite does not win (or medal)? YES

    Would you lose interest in figure skating if your favorite retires? NO

    Do you care whether Figure Skating is considered a major sport? YES

    Would you continue to watch figure skating if it were plagued with cheating? PROBABLY

    Do you perceive skater's gender as specifically the only way to skate? WHAT???

    Are you happy with CoP? SOMETIMES

    Are there parts of CoP which should be studied more? YES

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    Do you follow seriously only one skating discipline? No

    Is just one skating discipine your interest? No

    Are you saddened when your favorite does not win (or medal)? Yes

    Would you lose interest in figure skating if your favorite retires? No, but the CoP and the skaters it tends to produce may do that in the future...

    Do you care whether Figure Skating is considered a major sport? I don't want too much publicity as I hate having people who no nothing about the sport commenting on it, but I do want it to be popular enough to survive So thanks a yes and no answer

    Would you continue to watch figure skating if it were plagued with cheating? Yes - cheating and scandal are never too far anyway

    Do you perceive skater's gender as specifically the only way to skate? ?

    Are you happy with CoP? NO NO NO

    Are there parts of CoP which should be studied more? Definitely

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    Do you follow seriously only one skating discipline? No

    Is just one skating discipine your interest? No

    Are you saddened when your favorite does not win (or medal)? Yes

    Would you lose interest in figure skating if your favorite retires? No

    Do you care whether Figure Skating is considered a major sport? No

    Would you continue to watch figure skating if it were plagued with cheating? No

    Do you perceive skater's gender as specifically the only way to skate? No

    Are you happy with CoP? No

    Are there parts of CoP which should be studied more? Yes

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    Do you follow seriously only one skating discipline? No...

    Is just one skating discipine your interest? isn't ths the same as the first question?

    Are you saddened when your favorite does not win (or medal)? Disappointed, yes.

    Would you lose interest in figure skating if your favorite retires?No, I have more than one favorite in every disipline with more to come as they come on the scene.

    Do you care whether Figure Skating is considered a major sport? Not really. It'd be nice to have more on my television, but I don't lose sleep over it.

    Would you continue to watch figure skating if it were plagued with cheating? Uh, isn't it already and has been since the beginning in one form or another?

    Do you perceive skater's gender as specifically the only way to skate? No.

    Are you happy with CoP? 95% of the time yes.

    Are there parts of CoP which should be studied more? Of course.

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    This is a fun questionnaire, Joe. Thanks for posting it.

    Do you follow seriously only one skating discipline? No.

    Is just one skating discipine your interest? No.

    Are you saddened when your favorite does not win (or medal)? Depends on the discipline. Some of my favorites are not really contenders for the gold.

    Would you lose interest in figure skating if your favorite retires? Probably not, though Natacha is right that CoP has produced some very dull young skaters.

    Do you care whether Figure Skating is considered a major sport? Not really, though I would love for it to be more popular where I live so that more rinks might be built.

    Would you continue to watch figure skating if it were plagued with cheating? Probably. I'm a weak, weak person.

    Do you perceive skater's gender as specifically the only way to skate? If I understood this correctly - no.

    Are you happy with CoP? For the most part. It does need work.

    Are there parts of CoP which should be studied more? YES! Levels for dance lifts, step sequences and spins all need to be reworked.

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    These are just a YES or NO Questions.

    Do you follow seriously only one skating discipline? No

    Is just one skating discipine your interest? No

    Are you saddened when your favorite does not win (or medal)? Sometimes-there are some of my favorites that aren't going to medal, and I am thrilled when they skate well and saddened when they skate poorly, but the medal isn't the big thing. It's the performance.

    Would you lose interest in figure skating if your favorite retires? No

    Do you care whether Figure Skating is considered a major sport? Only in that I care whether it is on TV

    Would you continue to watch figure skating if it were plagued with cheating? I'm still watching, am I not?

    Do you perceive skater's gender as specifically the only way to skate? I have no idea what this question is getting at.

    Are you happy with CoP? Mostly-except for pairs in its entirely and PCS overall

    Are there parts of CoP which should be studied more? Yes, definitely

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    Quote Originally Posted by dorispulaski View Post
    Would you continue to watch figure skating if it were plagued with cheating? I'm still watching, am I not?

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    Do you follow seriously only one skating discipline? NO

    Is just one skating discipline your interest? NO

    Are you saddened when your favorite does not win (or medal)? YES

    Would you lose interest in figure skating if your favorite retires? NO

    Do you care whether Figure Skating is considered a major sport? NO

    Would you continue to watch figure skating if it were plagued with cheating? YES

    Do you perceive skater's gender as specifically the only way to skate? NO

    Are you happy with CoP? NO

    Are there parts of CoP which should be studied more? YES

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    Very interesting post.

    Do you follow seriously only one skating discipline? No

    Is just one skating discipine your interest? No

    Are you saddened when your favorite does not win (or medal)? Most of my favorites are not considered medal contenders; I feel sad when they do not skate well.

    Would you lose interest in figure skating if your favorite retires? Yes and no

    Do you care whether Figure Skating is considered a major sport? Not really

    Would you continue to watch figure skating if it were plagued with cheating? Yes...

    Do you perceive skater's gender as specifically the only way to skate? I don't quite understand what you mean.

    Are you happy with CoP? Sometimes, yes

    Are there parts of CoP which should be studied more? Yes

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    Do you follow seriously only one skating discipline? Yes

    Is just one skating discipine your interest? No

    Are you saddened when your favorite does not win (or medal)? Yes

    Would you lose interest in figure skating if your favorite retires? No, I have always managed to find new favorites in my favorite discipline. But in other less favorite disciplines, Yes.
    Do you care whether Figure Skating is considered a major sport? No, I know it's impossible.

    Would you continue to watch figure skating if it were plagued with cheating? Yes

    Do you perceive skater's gender as specifically the only way to skate? Don't understand this question.
    Are you happy with CoP? No

    Are there parts of CoP which should be studied more? Yes, definitely.

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    Do you follow seriously only one skating discipline? No
    Is just one skating discipine your interest? No

    Are you saddened when your favorite does not win (or medal)? Yes, gravely

    Would you lose interest in figure skating if your favorite retires? No I`ve always had more than one favorite in different divisions of the sport, the number of them is determined the quantity of all-round beautiful skaters being currently in the field; every time my favorite leaves the scene I say thank you to him/her with a gratitude, tears sliding down my cheeks..., and then switch almost immediately to the other one!

    Do you care whether Figure Skating is considered a major sport? No

    Would you continue to watch figure skating if it were plagued with cheating? Yes FS`s always been so

    Do you perceive skater's gender as specifically the only way to skate? Don`t care

    Are you happy with CoP? No!!! I think the new system is much worse than the old one was. It gives judges a much wider field for maneuver: it`s quite enough for the judges to create in SP a comfortable cushion from scores for a skater and, s'il vous plaît!, the skater becomes a champion, with almost 100% guarantee, before the LP has even started (Plushenko 2006 Olys, Yu-Na 2009 WC, I do love her, but nevertheless)!
    Are there parts of CoP which should be studied more? Of course!

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    Do you follow seriously only one skating discipline? NO

    Is just one skating discipline your interest? NO

    Are you saddened when your favorite does not win (or medal)? YES

    Would you lose interest in figure skating if your favorite retires? NO

    Do you care whether Figure Skating is considered a major sport? I wish it were. I want to see the Whole Grand Prix series, Nationals and Worlds on TV!

    Would you continue to watch figure skating if it were plagued with cheating? YES

    Do you perceive skater's gender as specifically the only way to skate? NO, I could care less about it.

    Are you happy with CoP? NO

    Are there parts of CoP which should be studied more? YES

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    Let me simply state that I've been following figure skating since the late 60's back when Peggy Fleming & Tim Wood were our national champions.So how do you think I'd answer your questions?

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