I wonder what are the "ISU activities" other than ISU competitions...
I hope it doesn't mean everything sanctioned by the ISU.
Maybe "activities" is meant to include roles like being a judge, so forth other than competitions?
If they say ISU activties, which is not very clear ,maybe they mean ISU sactioned events??
Japan Open is sactioned http://www.goldenskate.com/competiti...am/japan.shtml
Last edited by seniorita; 08-24-2010 at 07:21 AM.
I think this is the first time Plushy comments on his ineligibility, he twitted that he arrived from Japan in Helsinki today and he saw on the news that he is 'forever'' banned and excluded from Olys and the whole thing magnifiedetc
... in Helsinki Airport and learned "the news of the day"!I hope everything will be fine and my dream will come true, I will compete in Sochi!
I continue to train and prepare, they blown scandal out of nowhere, it's surprising that it's been picked up so fast, the sports press amazes.
and then made a phone declaration.
"If the International Skating Union wishes, to exclude me from skating this season, then perhaps they are right. Actually I was not going to compete this season, I want to relax, I want to prepare for future competitions. And probably the main dream and the most important competition - is home Olympics in Sochi in 2014."
Plushenko does not follow rules. In a skating magazine a while back he was in Florida. He wanted to swim in the ocean. He was told the water was too rough by a lifeguard. No one was in the water but Evgeni brushed off the warning and went in to swim anyway. Later he told the interviewer of the magazine that he got beat up in the water, cut himself on rocks, came out of the water bleeding, his hands were so cut up. I just figure he is too arrogant and hates following rules or good advice. I will not miss his skating or whining at all.
BTW, I read somewhere in the forums (still when it all begins) that the rule (or the comma in the rule) by which plushenko was disqualified permitted also to gain elegibility back in the future, with proper burocracy...am I completely wrong or there was something like that?
^ As I understand the rules, it is all up to the Russian Federation. Plushenko was punished for participating in a show without the approval of his Federation. I belive that the Russian Federation can petition on Plushenko's behalf for reinstatement at any time.
^ I am pretty sure the wording was that he withdrew from worlds and performed in a show "without the permission of his federation."
Did you think he was gonna skate this upcoming season? I didn't.