10-31-2010, 12:27 PM
Bona Fide Member
That is the part that I don't understand about the "politics and bias" theories. The judges in the men's event were from Spain, Germany , Russia, Canada, USA, Japan, Sweden, Italy and France.
Originally Posted by Figure88
What possible motive would any of these judges (except Canada) have for inflating the scores of Patrick Chan?
Why would any of them want to cheat to insure that Chan makes the Grand Prix Final, rather than Oda (Japan), Rippon (USA), Fernandez (Spain), Preaubert (France), Gachinski (Russia), Berntsson (Sweden) or Bachini (Italy)?
Last edited by Mathman; 10-31-2010 at 12:31 PM.
10-31-2010, 12:38 PM
On cloud nine and refusing to come down!
I'm not a believer of conspiracy theories but it could be a case of vote swapping. Federations push only for their strongest skaters who have the best shot at medalling and trade votes with other countries, such as in the SLC scandal. You
Originally Posted by Mathman
scratch my back, I scratch yours. Or maybe outright bribery in some form; political support for people seeking for higher posts (eg technical committees).
But really, i've never really understood PCS scores anyway so I prefer to think that the judges see what I don't. People have remarked that Chan does look much more impressive live; maybe a poster who has seen him skate live can comment?
10-31-2010, 12:55 PM
Kerrs just lost with that flawed lift.
10-31-2010, 01:04 PM
Bona Fide Member
A lttle bit off topic, but that is what is wrong with the CoP. The audience is no longer allowed to feel like they are involved in the competition. We just have to sit on our hands until the judges tell us whether the program we just saw was good or bad.
Originally Posted by mishieru07
10-31-2010, 01:21 PM