I'm afraid Cinquanta and other people at ISU and IOC won't respond to this protest at all, but still it's better trying anyway than not doing anything.
ISU is almost bankrupt so a new organization should be taking over shortly. I look forward to it. I wonder if they will go bankrupt before his term even runs out in 2 years time.
What do you want , a new angelic organization ? 2 figure skating associations with 2 world championships such as Miss Monde and Miss Univers ?
The best would be to remove any competition in figure skating ...figure skating could be confined to galas... this is what many viewers think , who do not understand the figure skating complexity but love to see beautiful programs.
I do not understand this kind of petition. Of course, fans, opponents or not opponents have the right to express their ideas.
The decision belongs to the federation members, and nothing proves that they will agree at the next Congress with what is at this stage only proposals to be discussed !
Is a "decision" has been taken ?
When you read Cinquanta , he wrote " I therefore feel -committed to make a summary of proposals already expressed ... those interested can have the opportunity to give consideration in case they wish to do so. Allow me to state first of all that it deals with personal opinions."
A proposal and a personal opinion are not decisions , we can not condemn someone to make suggestions and express an opinion , and more demand his resignation !
Of course, I obviously hope the skaters, coaches, skating clubs , first discuss the proposals and then communicate their opinion to their federation.
It is unhealthy lobbying that goes through petitions whose "a part of the content" goes far beyond a simple response to proposals and openly turns to condemnation. Makes you wonder if these opponents do not have other reasons and another goal ...
Most telling, though, is the list of proposals that outgoing (in 2016) president Cinquanta is offering for consideration. Eliminate the short program in figure skating. This would save money. Combine junior and senior worlds. This would save money. Eliminate some of the distances in speed skating. This would save money. Make speed skating tracks smaller. All of these proposals would save money at the cost of diminishing ice sports generally.
There are two different petitions. This one says that Mr. Cinquanta should resign because overall he is a bad fellow. The other petition zeros in on the most recent proposals, especially the suggestion to sacrifice the short program. I do not see how this particular proposal can possibly fly. Cinquanta's argument is that other sports do not have short programs and we could always put more required elements in the long program and kill two birds with one stone. (Why subject audiences to so much skating? )Originally Posted by petitefleur
This rationale is so silly that there must be a real reason -- no money. I suppose conceivably Cinquanta might convince the Congress that, indeed, there is no money and hence no choice.
Well most likely he's going to ignore this petition as well. But still it's better than nothing and puts more pressure on ISU. If you haven't signed the petition yet, do it NOW -> https://www.change.org/en-GB/petitio...-skating-union You can also choose not to display your name (if this is a problem for someone..)
this is exactly what I said previousl and I couldn't sign because it was biased: in this change.org petition, there are 2 different requests :
- a critical part of the proposed changes
- and another, in the conclusion, calls for his resignation.
You have to read all along. The two do not go together ethically, because you no longer have the choice! you can be against the proposals made by Cinquanta, but not be willing to ask for his resignation. I get all change.org petitions I sign almost all petitions for animals ... I could sign it if it was not biased.
You will have a answer for the first part of the petition only. The resignation is another matter of fact
no one is perfect nor irreplaceable , I am not against or for Cinquanta, and what he did is not too bad
- Creation of the ISU Grand Prix figure skating.
- Creation of the World Championships Single Distance Speed Skating .
- Four Continents Championships Figure Skating
- World Championships Synchronized
- Introduction Male 1500m and 1500m speed skating women's short track .
- Implementation of the new scoring system in figure skating (I agree personaly)
- Introduction of the pursuit by male and female staff in the program of the Olympic speed skating
- Creation of the World Championships Figure Skating Team (I do not agree personaly)
- Introduction to the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi in a team event in figure skating. (I do not agree personaly)