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    2013-2014 GPF Technical Panels

    JR & SR LADIES
    Ref - Rosenbluth - USA
    Tech Controller - Louesdon - FRA
    Tech Specialist - Amano - JPN
    Asst. Tech Specialist - Lee - KOR

    JR & SR MEN
    Ref - Amako - JPN
    Tech Controller - Krick - GER
    Tech Specialist - Davis - USA
    Asst. Tech Specialist - Baranova - FIN

    JR & SR PAIRS
    Ref - Abbondati - FIN
    Tech Controller - Cyr USA
    Tech Specialist - Briggs - GBR
    Asst. Specialist - McGrigor - CAN

    JR & SR DANCE
    Ref - Alpern - ISR
    Tech Controller Gordon-Poltoark - POL
    Tech Specialist Higashino - JPN
    Asst. Specialist Tumanovskaya - UKR

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    Quote Originally Posted by KKonas View Post
    JR & SR LADIES
    Ref - Rosenbluth - USA
    Tech Controller - Louesdon - FRA
    Tech Specialist - Amano - JPN
    Asst. Tech Specialist - Lee - KOR

    JR & SR MEN
    Ref - Amako - JPN
    Tech Controller - Krick - GER
    Tech Specialist - Davis - USA
    Asst. Tech Specialist - Baranova - FIN

    JR & SR PAIRS
    Ref - Abbondati - FIN
    Tech Controller - Cyr USA
    Tech Specialist - Briggs - GBR
    Asst. Specialist - McGrigor - CAN

    JR & SR DANCE
    Ref - Alpern - ISR
    Tech Controller Gordon-Poltoark - POL
    Tech Specialist Higashino - JPN
    Asst. Specialist Tumanovskaya - UKR
    whats the reputation and history on this one?

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    Higashino & Gordon-Poltarek were both at NHK this year.
    http://www.isuresults.com/results/gp...3/SEG007OF.HTM

    Higashino was the Technical Specialist there. Gordon-Poltorak was the referee, and is the head of the ice dance technical committee, AFAIR. I don't recognize the name of the Asst. Specialist, Tumanovskaya, but she did the GPF in 2006, so she's been around for a while.
    http://www.isuresults.com/results/gpf0607/SEG007OF.HTM

    Alpern was the tech controller at CoR.
    http://www.isuresults.com/results/gp...3/SEG007OF.HTM

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    Not a good news for Asada, Wagner and Sotnikova. I don't think Amano going to call Asada's single looking loops as 2lo or Wagner and Sotnikova's cheated 3+3's. Lipniskaia's borderline flutz can be a problem for her too.

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    Amano itself is not a bad news for Mao. When he was the TS, almost always Japanese skaters had won (at least10 times in the past, incl. last year's GPF). The most recent case is Skate America men's. The only exception (I remember) is 2012 worlds ladies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dorispulaski View Post
    Higashino & Gordon-Poltarek were both at NHK this year.
    http://www.isuresults.com/results/gp...3/SEG007OF.HTM

    Higashino was the Technical Specialist there. Gordon-Poltorak was the referee, and is the head of the ice dance technical committee, AFAIR. I don't recognize the name of the Asst. Specialist, Tumanovskaya, but she did the GPF in 2006, so she's been around for a while.
    http://www.isuresults.com/results/gpf0607/SEG007OF.HTM

    Alpern was the tech controller at CoR.
    http://www.isuresults.com/results/gp...3/SEG007OF.HTM
    It does look good for Bobrova/Soloviev.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dorispulaski View Post
    I don't recognize the name of the Asst. Specialist, Tumanovskaya, but she did the GPF in 2006, so she's been around for a while.
    Maria Tumanovskaya is known Ukrainian Ice Dance coach.
    She is coach of Maria NOSULIA / Evgeni KHOLONIUK (8th place at JrWorlds 2012).

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    Than that might be good for Nazarova & Nikitin in juniors.. (since the same panels go for both senior & junior events.)
    Last edited by dorispulaski; 12-04-2013 at 11:32 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by katia View Post
    It does look good for Bobrova/Soloviev.
    Nooooooo I hate this... It sure looks good for the Russians. I hope Alpern won't be in Sochi too :(

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    Well I guess we can expect a strict panel wrt the Finnstep.

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    Not assuming or charging automatic nationality based biases but for the generally advisable practice of avoiding the appearance of such possibilities, I observe the following:

    1. JPN members on the Men and Ladies panels

    2. USA member on the Ladies panel

    3. Total of 3 tech panelists from each of JPN and USA (only one each from other nations including CAN, except for 2 from FIN) :

    4. Complete absence of RUS tech panelist.

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    It's a shame that we even have these long discussions about who the panel is and how it could affect the outcome. The truth is that it does matter, but it is still sad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drivingmissdaisy View Post
    It's a shame that we even have these long discussions about who the panel is and how it could affect the outcome. The truth is that it does matter, but it is still sad.
    What is the truth? And the supporting evidences?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkateFiguring View Post
    What is the truth? And the supporting evidences?
    Judging at COR for Ice dance certainly is supporting evidence?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NMURA View Post
    Amano itself is not a bad news for Mao. When he was the TS, almost always Japanese skaters had won (at least10 times in the past, incl. last year's GPF). The most recent case is Skate America men's. The only exception (I remember) is 2012 worlds ladies.

    I seriously question the usefulness of a Japanese Technical Specialist in the women's event when the Top skater is Mao Asada who already in her last competition got away with some seriously questionable calls.

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