I think I ll agree with Medusa! France, Germany, England wherever!Or Greece
I hear ES is not showing the GPs this season .
Seniorita - Worlds in Greece would be fantastic! Much better weather in late March than most of Europe. Let's start a petition.
Other Joubert news: he promised Laurent Depouilly and Didier Gailhaguet he would not ride his motorcycle until the end of the season, or the Olympics, or whatever. Normally I'm opposed to DG making decisions for Brian, but in this case it strikes me as a wise course of action .
No eurosport?Well russian tv again.. At least this year I might understand a word or two..
Greece has no ice rink of proper dimensions(or of any dimensions), but imagine we can bring skating outdoors again in a frozen lake!!that would be great!And then we have an after skating party in Mykonos.
Greece has no ice rink but it has frozen lakes ? In March? Heh, we have you beat on ice rinks! Anyway, I'm still in favor of Greece. Spain would also be nice.Greece has no ice rink of proper dimensions(or of any dimensions), but imagine we can bring skating outdoors again in a frozen lake!!that would be great!And then we have an after skating party in Mykonos.
More generally, it's not that unusual for worlds to be held in Europe so closely together. 2004, 2005, 2008, 2010 had Worlds in European cities (Dortmund, Moscow, Gothenburg and Turin, respectively).
So, figure skating is shrinking in Europe too? With those strong competitors at hands, such as Joubert, Verner, and Lambiel, and the pairs teams, and dance teams? And it's Olympic season?
Last edited by Buttercup; 09-23-2009 at 03:57 AM.
No we need Worlds to be held in Sheffield in the UK. The main reason being that it is about an hours drive from my house so I could attend the whole thing!!
Another good reason would be that there is a big Arena that could put the main competition on and Ice Sheffield is walking distance from the Arena with two ice pads for practice ice - it would be perfect! Does anyone from the ISU read these forums?
Ant - see I tried that argument for the US National Championships and people just laugh... *sigh*
Actually I think Sheffield have put in a bid for Europeans....which if it proved successfull and the event went well could be good for worlds (assuming that it was on the back of Europeans 89 that Birmingham got worlds 95).
Though many people seem to think that sheffield is not a good location because there isn't an international airport in Sheffield. There is, however, Manchester Airport which is a major international (including trans-continental flights) and also East midlands airport, smaller than Manchester but still has inter-continental flights - both of them within an hour and half's travelling distance by road. In addition there's Leeds-Bradford airport very close to Sheffield which is good for European flights.
Ant (the etnernal optimist that i might actually get to see Europeans or worlds in the UK).
There was an FFSG news conference yesterday (that's where the bid for Worlds was announced). The video is on their Olympic blog - everyone seemed to be bored, with a comic moment when DG had to be reminded (by Brian) what Chan's name was . A Skate Canada vs. FFSG feud would be kind of funny. Though probably not good for the skaters.
I would go to the UK for Europeans or Worlds. I like the UK, even the people, despite the barbaric language, their eurohate and sometimes strange behaviour. On the plus side - no hugging, no kissing (only seniorita gets that remark, I guess).