Olympic judges draw held in Oberstdorf
"In Oberstdorf, after the last Olympic spot had been decided at the Nebelhorn Trophy, another selection took place: the judges' draw for the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.
Countries that qualified entrants to the four events, based on finishes at the 2013 World Figure Skating Championships and Nebelhorn, were entered into the draw. Thirteen countries were drawn for each of the four individual figure skating events. Nine of those judges will be seated on the short program panel, which is drawn 45 minutes before the start of the event. The remaining four judges are swapped onto the panel after another draw 45 minutes before the free skates and free dance..."
Article Written by Klaus-Reinhold Kany and Lynn Rutherford for Ice Network
Published September 30, 2013
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So I would assume insiders know WHO the Olympic judges are from each country. So then, now that the countries have been chosen, the wheeling and dealing, and wining and dining and whatever el$$s usually goes on ... does. Let the Games ... BEGIN!
Hmm, no Canadian judge for the Men's event. I wonder how that affects Patrick Chan's chances...
Well, hopefully haters will shut up at least should he win and all non-Canadian judges are responsible for that.
Originally Posted by prettykeys
It shouldn't affect his chances if the judges score fairly. One judge isn't going to make a huge difference, and it'll be really obvious if they try to skew his marks. One would hope that the crackdown on sketchy judging is more enforced at the Olympics.
Six Point Zero
Chanflation is an inherent feature of CoP, not an external influence by the Canadian federation. They even named the marks after him: PCS = "Patrick Chan Scores."
Originally Posted by CanadianSkaterGuy
Wicked Yankee Girl
It's nice to have a judge on the panel, but where the rubber meets the road is the tech panel. Those positions have not yet been announced.
This is true. CoP gives higher marks for better quality skating (I know, outrageous! ), and Chan has one of the highest if not the highest levels of quality skating, so it's only expected that his marks will be higher than others under this system.
Originally Posted by Krislite