Olympic Technical Panel Info
Re: Technical Panel Only: None of the Technical Panel at the individual events (not the team events), will have members from the countries whose skaters have placed in the top 5 at the 2013 World Championships.
I hope whoever is on the ladies panels isn't a stickler for URs. I want to see some big scores and tough jumps rewarded!
Six Point Zero
So has the tech panel members been selected or is this "news" only about the restriction to non-top 5 country federation members?
Sounds purposeful in advance, not coincidental after-the-fact. In other words:
Men: No panelists from Canada, Kazahkstan, Spain, or Japan (another Canada was #5).
Women: No panelists from Korea, Italy, Japan or the USA (another Japan was #4).
Pairs: No panelists from Russia, Germany, Canada, or China (another Canada was #4)
Dance: No panelists from USA, Canada, Russia, or Italy (another Canada was #5)
Is this correct interpretation? Now trying to figure out which skaters this affects either beneficially or negatively.
This is an excellent idea.
For the judging panels, historically it seems like they tried to go the other way. If there was a judge that was expected to be biased in one direction, that was balanced by another judge leaning the opposite way. This is better.
Wicked Yankee Girl
Huge Scott Moir Fan
Guess the feds will all be sucking up to Zimbabwe and Bhutan
I sense an opportunity for France in Dance! I'll lay 10-1 odds Didier is scheming already.
Just kidding. I think......
Apparently, it is most likely that Didier will become the next ISU president after Cinquanta. It will be fantastic for a figure skater to hold the top job again but knowing his history its going to be interesting. Hold onto your hats....
Originally Posted by LauraV
Yes, but only for the tech panel, not the judging panel or the Referee/Assistant Referee. The actual names of the potential tech panels have not been announced although I am sure each country has sent names of their tech specialists to the ISU.
Originally Posted by bigsisjiejie
Could someone provide the news source?
I'm in heaven ... watching Tessa and Scott DANCE
Originally Posted by KKonas
I believe the source is our own KKonas, longtime member of the professional media covering figure skating, who sometimes shares inside scoop with us before it is published elsewhere. Thanks to KKonas' original reporting, "you heard it here first" on none other than GS.
Originally Posted by apple123
Thanks, golden411. My source is from a high level ISU judge. I know several.
Originally Posted by golden411
Might we see a Russian on the mens or ladies panel?
I want the technical panel to be very sharp, scores need to be deserved, definetely no UR´s. A jump is not tough, if it is underrotated.
Originally Posted by drivingmissdaisy