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    Who gets stressed during the olympics? I'm ready for Worlds thank god.

    I always feel relieved once the Olympic Game Figure Skating Competitions are over. I know it is every four years but it seems as though there is better skating because the athletes are under a little less stress. Does anyone else feel this way.

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    Who cares about worlds. They need to investigate the scandal first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skatetomusic View Post
    I always feel relieved once the Olympic Game Figure Skating Competitions are over. I know it is every four years but it seems as though there is better skating because the athletes are under a little less stress. Does anyone else feel this way.
    Agree, the skating is a lot better at Worlds in an Olympic year because "the event everyone works their whole lives for" is over.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Juliasochi View Post
    Who cares about worlds. They need to investigate the scandal first.
    forget about it

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    Quote Originally Posted by volk View Post
    forget about it
    Agree - every single thread somebody is bringing up this stuff - there are plenty of threads discussing it. Why bring it into a thread that is not related to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amei View Post
    Agree, the skating is a lot better at Worlds in an Olympic year because "the event everyone works their whole lives for" is over.
    Thank you.
    Please let's do our best to make this a positive thread everybody

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    For me Worlds after an Olympics is a let down in most ways. Normally because the Olympic favorites all take the rest of the year off or retire after the Olys... so we have a half hearted passing of the torch to the next generation - if the federations bother to send the right people for that.

    It's nice to see the new blood, but I'm still in an Olympic let down and can't get as into it.

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    The Worlds after the Olympics is always a let down. Skaters peak for Olympics so most of them who show up are in relatively poor shape and it is frequently a splat fest. Mao, however, might just feel confident enough after her magnificent LP that she may win another title, especially this time with a much more supportive audience at home. Kostner and Kim won't be there and I'm sure Sotnikova will be experiencing the same let-down other gold medalists go through even if she were to participate, so she's got a great opportunity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Krislite View Post
    The Worlds after the Olympics is always a let down. Skaters peak for Olympics so most of them who show up are in relatively poor shape and it is frequently a splat fest. Mao, however, might just feel confident enough after her magnificent LP that she may win another title, especially this time with a much more supportive audience at home. Kostner and Kim won't be there and I'm sure Sotnikova will be experiencing the same let-down other gold medalists go through even if she were to participate, so she's got a great opportunity.
    Is Mao planning on Worlds? Not sure she can recreate the magic that she had in the LP in Sochi.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tonichelle View Post
    Is Mao planning on Worlds? Not sure she can recreate the magic that she had in the LP in Sochi.
    Why not? It must surely be such a big confidence booster that she could take it and build on it. And it will be before a very loving Japanese crowd. It would be the perfect way to cap her career (though this Olympic LP is also a perfect capstone).

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    I'm not relieved after the OG. Too many great skaters retiring

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    Worlds after Olympics is usually a splat fest
    they are drained and worn out

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    Quote Originally Posted by Krislite View Post
    Why not? It must surely be such a big confidence booster that she could take it and build on it. And it will be before a very loving Japanese crowd. It would be the perfect way to cap her career (though this Olympic LP is also a perfect capstone).
    I'm not saying she can't have a great skate... but there was something *extra* that's in a skate like the one she had... the one where they really have nothing to lose and skate for themselves and... yeah... can't explain it... Kurt Browning's 94 LP comes to mind even though it wasn't "perfect" by anyone's standards... or Jeremy Abbott's LP in Sochi... hard to explain... there's just that... emotion? that's behind it that won't be the same with the clean slate at Worlds.

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    This year I feel like a lot of medal contenders aren't going to be retiring though. The only one's I could see 'maybe' retiring before World's are Asada, Suzuki and Kostner. Kostner got her Olympic medal, and I feel like even though it would be in front of a home crowd that both Asada and Suzuki might retire before - I feel like Suzuki gave everything she had at Nationals, the entire Olympics she seemed like she was running on empty.

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    I've always enjoyed the Worlds after Olympics, because a lot of people who didn't do their best at Olympics really try hard at Worlds for redemption or just to move up in general. 2002 Worlds had lots of great performances from the Men, Suguri's best performance ever, a solid dance competition, and a stunning FS from Pang/Tong in pairs. 2006 Worlds had a great competition in Men's and Dance and that amazing performance from Meissner in Women's. 2010 Worlds had Takahashi finally winning and lots of superb SP performances, Asada skating a clean competition, a phenomenal D/W FD, and S/S doing a glorious Out of Africa performance.

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