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    Groups for Start Orders (Mens/Ladies)

    Since these Olympic short program warm-up groups are based on world standings, I would assume that the mens and ladies competitions will be the 5-5-5-5-5-5 groups, and the following skaters would be in the first and second halves based on their current world rankings (and correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe the final two groups (= 10 skaters), are the 10 highest skaters in the standings.)

    Ladies, First Half: McCorkell, Phaneuf, Reitmayerova, Nagasu, Makarova, Karademir, Lafuente, Liu, Kwak, Postic, Ziegler, Gimazetdinova, Lee, Jurkiewicz, Pieman

    Ladies, Warm-Up Group 4: Korpi, Gedevanishvili, Glebova, Meier, Hecken

    Ladies, Warm-Up Groups 5/6: Kim, Kostner, Asada, Lepisto, Rochette, Suzuki, Ando, Leonova, Sebestyen, Flatt

    Men, First Half: Borodulin, Fernandez, Amodio, Chipeur, Plushenko, Bacchini, Urbas, Kovalevski, Rakimgaliev, Pfeifer, Lindemann, Domanski, Nurmenkari, Kelemen, Ri

    Men, Warm-Up Group 4: Oda, Takahashi, Lambiel, Ten, Schultheiss

    Men, Warm-Up Groups 5/6: Verner, Lysacek, Brezina, Abbott, Joubert, Van der Perren, Chan, Contesti, Kozuka, Weir

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    While the draw method is correct (is the same used for Worlds, Euros and 4cc ), I believe there will be 5 groups of six skaters,, so there will be a few variations, like Oda and Takahashi skating in the last 2 groups


    Plushenko however , will definetly skate in the first half, so hes gonna set the bar for the rest of the event..

    No biggie in the ladies: all the main names will skate in the last 2 warm ups. Only Nagasu is screwed but shes not a big contender IMHO.

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    If that were the case, the pairs groups would have been 4-4-4-4-4, but they are instead 3-3-4, 3-3-4 in order to split the field in half. There's 30 ladies and men, so there's no way to have 6 skaters in each group and split it in half..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony Wheeler View Post
    If that were the case, the pairs groups would have been 4-4-4-4-4, but they are instead 3-3-4, 3-3-4 in order to split the field in half. There's 30 ladies and men, so there's no way to have 6 skaters in each group and split it in half..
    Damn, you're right, oh well... the good news about that is that Group 4 is gonna be delicious : Oda, Takahashi, Lambiel , Ten and Schultheis !!!!!

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    Thank you guys for the info. My worry is not so much the order of skate as it is the editing NBC will do to make room for the commercials and the Stars' human interest stories. I'm one of those blokes who want to see the whole comp and not just the stars.

    I have a Sunday paper Listing of Oly events. NBC will show various events tonight from 7pm and end at 11pm. Thats 4 hours for PAIRS SP; Mens free style moguls skiing; Luge; and Women's Skiing (downhill I believe). How much will be given to each event?

    Is this an example of Ladies/Men?
    Last edited by Joesitz; 02-14-2010 at 12:21 PM.

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    according to fsu I quote some parts, i hope it is ok.

    Using ISU Rule 579, you get the following:

    1. Second half. Random draw for last two warmup groups (Groups 5 and 6) among the top 10 ranked men that are competing.

    (ISU World Standings Rank, Name, Nation)
    1 Tomas Verner CZE
    2 Evan Lysacek USA
    3 Michal Brezina CZE
    5 Jeremy Abbott USA
    6 Brian Joubert FRA
    7 Kevin Van Der Perren BEL
    9 Patrick Chan CAN
    10 Samuel Contesti ITA
    11 Takakiko Kozuka JPN
    13 Johnny Weir USA

    2. Random draw among remaining 5 men in the second half for Group 4.

    Group 4 (not necessarily this order)
    14 Nobunari Oda JPN
    15 Daisuke Takahaski JPN
    17 Stephane Lambiel SUI
    18 Denis Ten KAZ
    20 Adrian Schultheiss SWE


    3. First half. Any unranked skaters skate first (draw amongst these, one in this case).

    Skating first in Group 1:
    UR Song Choi Ri PRK

    4. Draw among the remaining skaters in the first half for Groups 1, 2, and 3.
    23 Artem Borodulin RUS
    26 Javier Fernandez ESP
    28 Florent Amodio FRA
    37 Vaughn Chipeur CAN
    38 Evgeny Plushenko RUS
    47 Paolo Bacchini ITA
    50 Gregor Urbas SLO
    56 Anton Kovalevski UKR
    58 Abzal Rakimgaliev KAZ
    70 Viktor Pfeifer AUT
    80 Stefan Lindemann GER
    81 Przemysław Domański POL
    88 Ari-Pekka Nurmenkari FIN
    126 Zoltan Kelemen ROU

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