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    Olympics 2014 Pairs roster presumptive

    Did this four years ago and now I'm doing it again, all pairs locked, probable, and possible for the upcoming Olympics, plus four alternates, since the third alternate has been known to get a call in recent years, at least in the ladies event:

    1. RUS: Tatiana Volosozhar & Maxim Trankov, locked
    2. RUS: Vera Bazarova & Yuri Larionov, very probable
    3. RUS: Yuko Kavaguti & Alexander Smirnov, probable
    4. GER: Aliona Savchenko & Robin Szolkowy, locked
    5. GER: Maylin & Daniel Wende or Mari Vartmann & Aaron van Cleave(if he can get citizenship)
    6. CAN: Meagan Duhamel & Eric Radford, locked
    7. CAN: Kirsten Moore-Towers & Dylan Moscovitch, locked
    8. CAN: Paige Lawrence & Rudi Swiegers, frontrunners over Natasha Purich & Mervin Tran, Margaret Purdy & Michael Mariano, and Brittany Jones & Ian Beharry
    9. CHN: Qing Pang & Jian Tong, if the injuries don’t do them in
    10. CHN: Wenjing Sui & Cong Han, frontrunners over Cheng Peng & Hao Zhang
    11. FRA: Vanessa James & Morgan Cipres, locked
    12. FRA: Daria Popova & Bruno Massot, if she can manage citizenship(current government not favorable); if not France may have to give this spot up
    13. USA: Caydee Denney & John Coughlin, probable
    14. USA: Alexa Scimeca & Chris Knierim, very slight frontrunners over Marissa Castelli & Simon Shnapir, Lindsay Davis & Rockne Brubaker, Felicia Zhang & Nate Batholomay, Haven Denney & Brandon Frazier, and Gretchen Donlan & Andrew Speroff
    15. ITA: Stefania Berton & Ondrej Hotarek, locked
    16. ITA: Nicole Della Monica & Matteo Guarise, locked
    17. GBR: Stacey Kemp & David King, locked
    18. UKR: Elizaveta Usmantseva & Roman Talan, probable
    19. EST: Natalia Zabijako & Alexandr Zaboev, if he can get citizenship(Estonia has been known to give it; coaches say they're optimistic)
    20. ISR: Andrea Davidovich & Evgeni Krasnopolski, if they can please the ever-demanding Israeli Olympic Committee

    Alternates:

    1. JPN: Narumi Takahashi & Ryuichi Kihara
    2. AUT: Mariam Ziegler & Severin Kiefer
    3. PKR: So Hyang Pak & Nam I Song
    4. BLR: Maria Paliakova & Nikita Bochkov

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    Regarding Canada, I remember reading something on FSU that Jones/Beharry have split. They're no longer on the Canada National Team page even though they met the requirement of finishing in the top 5 at Nationals.

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    I'd add Tarah Kayne/Daniel O'Shea to the contenders list for the US based on their good results in Salt Lake City

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    Quote Originally Posted by MissIzzy View Post
    Did this four years ago and now I'm doing it again, all pairs locked, probable, and possible for the upcoming Olympics, plus four alternates, since the third alternate has been known to get a call in recent years, at least in the ladies event:
    ....
    8. CAN: Paige Lawrence & Rudi Swiegers, frontrunners over ... Margaret Purdy & Michael Mariano, and ...
    Thanks for the thread, MissIzzy.

    (Typo FYI: correct spelling for Purdy's partner is Marinaro.

    Quote Originally Posted by oleada View Post
    I'd add Tarah Kayne/Daniel O'Shea to the contenders list for the US based on their good results in Salt Lake City
    Agree.

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    For Germanys second spot it is more probable that they choose Wende/Wende - they may not have been to a big Grand Prix event but they already outscored Vartmann/Van Cleave at Nebelhorn and Coupe de Nice...

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    For China, Cheng Peng & Hao Zhang will goto Sochi. In the beginning of 2013 the rule said that pairs who perform better in 2013 Grand pix will goto Sochi, and it is PZ not SH. This decision is already announced.

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