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Thread: Thoughts on the Japanese tragedy and the World Figure Skating Championships

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    News Thoughts on the Japanese tragedy and the World Figure Skating Championships

    Golden Skate spoke with skaters from all over the globe to hear what they have to say about the tragedy, how they are handling their preparations for the competition, and often, messages to their Japanese fans who have so generously supported them throughout their careers.

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    I was very moved to see how many of the skaters mentioned hearing from and trying to reach out to not only Japanese skaters but Japanese fans. It makes me realize what a vital link the skating community is between people in so many corners of the world. I am proud to be even a tiny part of such a community. Thanks so much for posting this.

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    Meryl and Charlie gave an interview to IN, and they are hoping to help with organizing a Skate for Japan benefit.

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    All the skaters sound so mature and compassionate. I'm proud of them. I wish we could hear from Mao, Miki, Yu Na, Patrick, Dai and some of the other podium contenders.

    OT: I was amazed to hear that S/S in Germany can't train after late March due to financial issues. I can't comprehend it in such a rich country.

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    From a former skater and fan in the UK, Thank you Sinead for such a lovely and caring interview.

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    Paula, thanks so much for posting the skater's comments and what the ISU is thinking about Worlds.

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    Richard Dornbush for president What an articulate and thoughtful young man. I found Pechalat's and Sinead Kerr's interviews to be especially moving, but every skater interviewed... wow, so mature and thoughtful. Caro with her postponed surgery and all...

    I am glad that through facebook and other means of modern communications many of the skaters have been able to give back some of the love and support Japanese fans have given them, a small bit of beauty in midst of tragedy.

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    Thank you. I am so proud of our skating community.

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    I posted this in the other thread, but wanted to also apply it here as well, in terms of skaters responses:

    U.S. figure skating champ Czisny: moving worlds best choice for skaters

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    Thank you so much Paula, such a precious article.

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    Read the article on Alissa's thoughts, she is so special. I am proud for the US that they have a great lady as champion, so philosophical and diplomatic and very much understanding.

    She is right up there with Yamaguchi, Kwan IMO Nikodinov too

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    thanks for the GS article and links - all were very thoughtful and compassionate.

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    Charlie White twitted:

    Logical and conscientious blog from cbc's Scott Russell on Worlds situation. Couldn't agree more - http://tinyurl.com/4myrmfh

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    Chan's ready when the world is

    The competition was supposed to be held in Tokyo from March 21 to 27, but the recent earthquakes and tsunami that hit Japan have changed plans. Although rescheduling the world championships is a pressing concern for the International Skating Union, Chan said the bigger issue is the well-being of those affected by the devastating disasters.

    "I'm just concerned about the Japanese skaters and citizens and my friends that live in Japan. So right now, my thoughts are with them," Chan said.

    Chan said that waiting for the international competition to happen tests an athlete's ability to adapt to any given situation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkateFiguring View Post
    Nice, heartfelt words from Patrick!

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