It's all such a crapshoot that it's appropriate that they are holding the meeting in Las Vegas
CSG doesn't have a good grasp of how the fields for any given GP event are chosen. No host has complete control over the skaters for an event unless that host magically gets first draw in every round, which is statistically unlikely to happen.
never mind -- someone answered my question above!
Josh can threaten Kovtun all right, but if I was Kovtun, I'd be looking over my shoulder for another young Russian man...if the improvement we've seen already from Artur continues and his head gets into gear, he'll trounce Kovtun.
In my experience, the ISU FB page for figure skating does not even attempt to offer news in a timely fashion.
Only yesterday did the ISU FS FB page make its first and only mention of the Jun 27 announcement of GP assignments.
And (not surprisingly) the ISU general FB page has not mentioned the GP assignments at all.
Not blaming ShellyC, of course. I just wish that the ISU would make a bigger effort with its FB pages.
I found a few relevant threads, but they are all archived, however, worth linking in a new thread:
Attn: Sam-SkwantchOriginally Posted by Sam-Skwantch
It's easier for me to follow the goings on in Russian figure skating than what's going on in my home country. VK ,the Russian FB, has multiple fan pages for the top skaters and a few general Russian Figure Skaters fan pages. I follow one that loves Adelina and Yulia but keep tabs and post photos and story's for I/Z, V/T, Kovtun,and B/S. I was searching recently for online US figure skating pages and only found a few personal FB pages but no real active fan clubs like the one I found for Yulia. She participates in group chats occasionally... Posts there regularly herself.....and every news story that comes out gets posted to the wall. While I their efforts I have to wonder.....either it's not happening here in the US on the same level or I am just not searching correctly
Re: Fan pages
If you are still interested in fan pages for U.S. skaters, I just noticed this directory on the recently upgraded GS site . (Don't know whether the directory is something new or whether I had overlooked it on the old GS site.)
The listings are for both fan pages and the skater's official websites.