Thanks AlexNY! I did wonder...
If Peter Liebers or Jenna McCorkell are injured after Team event they can be replaced and there is no loophole.
Last edited by seniorita; 01-23-2014 at 04:14 PM.
Replacing an athlete due to injury at Olympic Games is not a loophole no matter how many times you repeat it and it is not the first time it would happen either.
He was ASKED DIRECTLY by a journalist to choose between the two events. He said the team event as an answer to a DIRECT QUESTION. He DID NOT KNOW that he would have to do both. When he was corrected on that assumption, he immediately said that he would do both.
This is going to be just like the platinum medal rubbish isn't it? The North American skating press just LOVES to deliberately misquote him or attribute things to him that he never said.
Back to FS; Kovtun is now officially named as the alternate No. 1[/QUOTE]
Where did you get that information? I can't find it. They list both names but nothing about the order.
Kovtun should be practicing for both the olympics and world`s .
Sadly Kovtun has not competed the way we know he can skate. I don't care, I just hope there is not a deal where Plush gets bronze cuz he is the great Plushy. I think I would miss him, were he not skating. I just hope he does not let everyone down and embarrass himself. Realistically, he will get overscored and push someone down, but hopefully not a deserving bronze medalist.
I can't imagine this would happen-I hope not.
So if Plushenko withdraws after nabbing a medal, and withdraws due to injury, I suppose we should all take him and the Russian fed at his word, and not suspect any foul play? Perhaps the German and Chinese pairs should send their alternates to compete in the team event in order to give them experience and to rest up P/T and S/S and we can say that those alternates unfortunately got injured and P/T and S/S could step in? Maybe send Nan Song to compete in Men's team event and then "withdraw due to injury" to allow a rested Yan to freshly compete in the individual event.
If by people you mean ISU the yes, it seems people say otherwise.
ISU communication 1844
Olympic Winter Games 2014 - Sochi - Clarifications Related to the Figure Skating Team Event and Replacements/Substitutions for Medical Reasons
Team EventContrary to the ISU Events for which the ISU Rules for substitutes/replacements apply, in the case of
the Olympic Winter Games the IOC Late Athlete Replacement Policy applies exclusively. ..
Individuals.. for entries related to the Figure Skating Team Event as a whole, it is possible to make athletes replacements
only up to and during the Team Leaders confirmation meeting for the Figure Skating Team Event,
scheduled for 10.00 a.m. on February 5th, 2014. After that time/date a replacement for the Team Event
is not any more possible..
It is Piseev who announced Kovtun as the alternate, but now I cant seem to find the article. Maybe it will be posted in RF page.for entries related to individual Figure Skating events (Pair Skating, Men, Ice Dance, Ladies) it is possible to make athletes replacements only up to and during the Team Leaders meeting for the Figure Skating (individual) events scheduled for 10.00 a.m. on February 10 th , 2014, for the same circumstances as mentioned above (injury and/or sickness)