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Thread: Your hightlights and your nightmares of Moscow 2011??

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    I remember having to reply to your first quote made after Verner interview in practice thread cause it is common sense that a country wouldnt have a special ice time in main rink and it was clear Tomas was speaking for the days before the Worlds started officially as his interview posted was on Monday, the first day of Worlds. I dont know when you made the second, but only Russians are allowed seemed too funny to me and the comment was when Worlds had already started officially and it was not ok to rush to these kind of comments about the host country. Add the anthem, the special ice, the Plu eligibility and the bench comments, but if you dont see it, it is fine.
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    I never said myself only the Russians are allowed. I quoted Verner because it was an odd statement. Then I verified that it could not be true as directly interpreted.

    eta I've said very little about Plushenko's eligibility. I suggest you actually read my words and back up what you allege I say.
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    ^Ok, my bad then.

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    Actually Oda's FP was one of my highlights. Apart from his bugaboo about the Zayak rule, it was the best performance overall I've seen from him in a long time. Maybe ever. He stopped being the cute little guy and skated like a man. It made me cheer for him and I haven't done that in a while. Go, Nobu!

    ETA: Actually I meant to put this in the Men's LP where Oda is being attacked but I guess it works here too. Although the topic seems to be mutating... as is our wont...
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    ^i had no intention to attack Oda. I like him. But if he manages to zayak for the 2435425 time and that in ten seconds of a program, I think he needs help or an alarm, a push, jokes aside , it is not that he cant count but obviously he has a thing with an alternative of a jump layout if he falters quad, or his mind gets blocked, I dont know, it is not normal though to repeat this mistake, how many medals has he lost this way? He can kep doing this until Sochi, sure. But if he outskates Hanyu like at Nationals fair enough with me.

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    Sorry, seniorita, I know you didn't mean to attack him. I'm sure the Japanese Fed is asking itself the same question you are. It's a very perplexing situation. For Nobu himself too, I'm sure.

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    Well, Oda has had chances to lose medals, including gold ones. We don't know how many skaters in his situations would do because they never get near such situation. Of course, we compare him only to other contenders, so he's lacking in that aspect among the very top skaters. Doesn't make him necessarily the worst in that aspect to most also runs.

    Does he do this with Takahashi in the same competition every time?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spun Silver View Post
    Sorry, seniorita, I know you didn't mean to attack him. I'm sure the Japanese Fed is asking itself the same question you are. It's a very perplexing situation. For Nobu himself too, I'm sure.
    I know. I dont know any other top contender in this situation. Since he left morozov he changed a lot, but this thing doesnt leave and it is too many seasons now he is doing it in pressure competitions. Thinking what gorgeous 4-3-3 he trows in practices you want to bang your head!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Olympia View Post
    I think the Japanese anthem is really beautiful, with sadness and joy all in the same notes. I guess the first time I heard it (become a figure skating fan and see the world) was for Yuka Sato in 1994. I have no idea what the words are, or how old the anthem is. Anyone here want to enlighten us?

    The American national anthem is forceful because it actually tells a story about a wartime event. The words were written by Francis Scott Key, who witnessed an attack on an American fort in the War of 1812 and saw in the morning that the American flag still rose above the fort. In fact, in the one verse that's generally sung, the country itself is mentioned only in the last line. The rest of the words are all about the flag. From time to time, people have tried to get our anthem changed to the more contemplative, descriptive "America the Beautiful" (the one with "amber waves of grain" in the words), because "The Star-Spangled Banner" is so martial and really hard to sing--over an octave range at full bellow. But so far it hasn't happened. Sometimes a fierce anthem is a good thing, though. Does anyone know the scene in the movie Casablanca where "The Marseilleise" is played in defiance in a roomful of German soldiers? Every time that scene comes, I sing along. And I stand while I'm singing.
    all I want to know is if the Japanese National Anthem is as short as it was when they played it for Miki's medal ceremony. I didn't watch the men's, dance or pairs ceremonies so I can't comment on the whole alleged Chan debacle but I was very surprised that the anthem was so short.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tonichelle View Post
    all I want to know is if the Japanese National Anthem is as short as it was when they played it for Miki's medal ceremony. I didn't watch the men's, dance or pairs ceremonies so I can't comment on the whole alleged Chan debacle but I was very surprised that the anthem was so short.
    Kimigayo, the Japanese National Anthem, is very short. I think it's actually one of the shortest anthem's in the world, but I could be wrong. Olympia, it is about the Emperor's reign, or the wish of the Emperor's reign to last forever. (If memory serves me correctly)

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    Please remember to take personal issues with members off the board. Continue the petty bickering via pm or email - or better yet find a way to move past your differences. If not, there's always the ignore feature. One thing Golden Skate will not tolerate, however, is a thread getting bogged down with fights between our members.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkateFiguring View Post
    I can't help but feel that the Russians are a bit pissed at Pchiddy's win.
    Why should they? They didn't plan a gold, or any other medal in Men's, in fact.



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