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Thread: Firing Ottavio Cinquanta

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anna K. View Post
    Australia a small country?
    In the skating world, yes, we are. Small and delightful.

    Quote Originally Posted by phaeljones View Post
    And under the new system, whatever happens to the smaller countries, it cannot be as bad as what is happening under the current system, which has basically killed itself and taken the whole sport down with it.
    Considering there are people who have been lobbying for years to "get rid of" the little countries so that they can send five Japanese men to Worlds, I have a hard time believing that.

    Though I must admit it would be nice if our skaters got the PCS they deserved for once, rather than the "little country" PCS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by karne View Post
    In the skating world, yes, we are. Small and delightful.


    Considering there are people who have been lobbying for years to "get rid of" the little countries so that they can send five Japanese men to Worlds, I have a hard time believing that.

    Though I must admit it would be nice if our skaters got the PCS they deserved for once, rather than the "little country" PCS.
    Uhm, and how can justifying fixes like in Sochi help a small and delightful country? Is Australia up to hosting Winter Olympics yet?

    I somehow missed five Japanese men at Worlds but I have to give you the credit for adding "little country PCS" to skating terminology

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    All this doom and gloom. Cinquanta will be gone soon enough. He is an accountant so he does want to save $$$ since the ISU is not bringing in the mega bucks it did in the 80s-90s, but they still have a considerable war chest invested wisely in Swiss banks and are not going broke.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gmyers View Post
    No it's obvious lots of people and South Korea have problems with Russians Judging events and former soviet countries sending apparently russian people to judge.
    Do you really think that someone who wants to keep anonymous judging would ever even investigate, let alone admit, scoring irregularities? The idea that an investigation could lead to a gold medal for Kim is either a joke or a pipe dream.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mathman View Post
    Broke because no one wants to buy their product.


    Well, there's just no accounting for taste...

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    Quote Originally Posted by phaeljones View Post
    Seriously, the United States, Russia, Japan, China, Canada and Korea should form their own new FIGURE SKATING UNION. As irrational as that sounds, it is still more rational than what this guy is proposing. When I read that article, I had to re-check the date to make sure it was not April the 1st.
    Maybe we can do without russia right now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ks777 View Post
    Maybe we can do without russia right now.
    It would be nice if you would include Japan in your outcast group and they can form their own union. Japanese Russian Skating Union.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sam-Skwantch View Post
    It would be nice if you would include Japan in your outcast group and they can form their own union. Japanese Russian Skating Union.
    What about adding China as well. They all in the same geographic location.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sam-Skwantch View Post
    It would be nice if you would include Japan in your outcast group and they can form their own union. Japanese Russian Skating Union.
    ? why wouild I exclude Japan? The only reason I excluded Russia was because they are taking over a part of another country rigtht now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anna K. View Post
    Is Australia up to hosting Winter Olympics yet?
    You know, we don't get enough snow lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by ks777 View Post
    ? why wouild I exclude Japan? The only reason I excluded Russia was because they are taking over a part of another country rigtht now.
    I was merely trying to illustrate the implications of just whacking large pools of talent from the sport. I used Japan because of the immense talent there being similar to that of Russia. Plus I like the Japenese people and their skaters. In that sense I was purely being selfish. Especially if Mao keeps skating.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BusyMom View Post
    What about adding China as well. They all in the same geographic location.
    No. China and Korea have already formed their own Chinese Korean Skating Circuit under my post ISU scenario. Once every four years (halfway thru the Olympic cycle) the JRSU and CKSC face off in Australia with an all Russian panel taking judging honors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sam-Skwantch View Post
    No. China and Korea have already formed their own Chinese Korean Skating Circuit under my post ISU scenario. Once every four years (halfway thru the Olympic cycle) the JRSU and CKSC face off in Australia with an all Russian panel taking judging honors.
    ok. I missed that scenario. You have a vivid imagination though.

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    There used to be a North American Championship between Canada and the United States. It was discontinued in the 1970s because neither side could trust the other to provide fair judging.

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    I don't get it. Why fire him?. He's an adorable person

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