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    Question Domnina&Shabalin

    In Eurosport Olympic news they just had an interview with Domnina&Shabalin; I only heard the last moments of it. At the end the Eurosport commentator (German Eurosport) said, that "the World Champions are the favourites for the Olympic title, also because they will not show the Aboriginal OD in Vancouver".

    Did I miss something? It's the first time I hear that they changed their OD, but I didn't have much time to visit the forums in the last days. Does anybody know more about it? Is it true? If it is, what is their new OD?

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    They're not telling..But they may have gone back to an old program.. besides the costume kerfuffle the composer of their music ( not Aboriginal ) may have objected to their using it.
    Doris might have more info on the other dance thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by viv View Post
    In Eurosport Olympic news they just had an interview with Domnina&Shabalin; I only heard the last moments of it. At the end the Eurosport commentator (German Eurosport) said, that "the World Champions are the favourites for the Olympic title, also because they will not show the Aboriginal OD in Vancouver".

    Did I miss something? It's the first time I hear that they changed their OD, but I didn't have much time to visit the forums in the last days. Does anybody know more about it? Is it true? If it is, what is their new OD?
    I certainly hope they change it for one reason only - the way Russians are being treated these days, they'll get disqualified or something for it.

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    I hope they have , because Linichuk put her skaters in a very bad position with this dance, and one would hope it would be their skating that decided their outcome.

    Before the competition even begins, everyone knows that their music was mostly not Australian aboriginal . Though they started out saying the dance was Australian aboriginal ,after the objections, they said it wasn't , but just an imagined , generic, any-old aboriginal dance. But that would not be within the rules set down for the OD.

    The judges would not have been able to ignore all this if they wanted to claim any credibility.

    So D/S would be starting out with at least 2 strikes against them before they ever took the ice..hardly fair to them.
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    And here I was telling my husband if they perform this program and win their was going to be a epic fight in figure skating of grand proportions.

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    Oh man, the message board meltdown would've been epic! And awesome!

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    F2M, ..Oh, I kno-o-ow. But both the ISU and the IOC would not have been pleased . Those arguing against the inclusion of Ice Dance in the Olympics would have had a field day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tesla View Post
    Oh man, the message board meltdown would've been epic! And awesome!
    I somehow don't think we're going to avoid that no matter what happens.

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    In which year was Folk Dance a required OD for the last time? Do they have an old program they could go back to?

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    Quote Originally Posted by viv View Post
    In which year was Folk Dance a required OD for the last time? Do they have an old program they could go back to?
    The 07/08 season was the last time the Folk Dance was the theme for the OD. DomShabs did a Russian dance (that I personally did not care for, but it fit the rules and didn't create such a fuss politically).

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    Quote Originally Posted by lmarie086 View Post
    The 07/08 season was the last time the Folk Dance was the theme for the OD. DomShabs did a Russian dance (that I personally did not care for, but it fit the rules and didn't create such a fuss politically).
    Isn't that the cossak program that probably started to ruin Max's knee?

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    Quote Originally Posted by beep_beep View Post
    Isn't that the cossak program that probably started to ruin Max's knee?
    Then I hope it doesn't harm him any further. I think they better do that than the aboriginal, though.

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    They didn't change the program, they just changed a piece of music in the middle

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mafke View Post
    I somehow don't think we're going to avoid that no matter what happens.
    Oh man, I cannot wait for the epic ice dancing meltdowns! "My favorite didn't win! Figure skating is fixed!" B/A and D/W are my favorites and would be over the moon with medals for them, but you know? I'm ok with whomever wins. Even V/M. In fact, I'll be shocked if V/M don't win. Not a fan though, but I won't be rending garments and cursing the heavens if they win. I'm just looking forward to the meltdown! (I'm sorry moderators. I just find all this overwroughtness to be so funny! It's like it's the end of the world or something.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alatariel View Post
    I certainly hope they change it for one reason only - the way Russians are being treated these days, they'll get disqualified or something for it.
    I didn't know Plushenko competed in the pairs', womens', and ice dancing events as well.

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