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    Wow, we have a diverse group in our community. I think it's awesome how many people come from countries where there's not much figure skating at all. And yet you all discovered the beauty of watching skating. Technology does have its advantages, after all.

    I'm in the U.S., and I became a skating fan in the 1970s when no one else I knew was interested. Then in the popular years between 1992 and 2006, I had lots of company, but now I'd be almost alone again except for all you friends out there in Thailand, Australia, the Philippines, Finland, Lithuania, and so on. And Connecticut, of course.

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    Mexico , figure skating is zero popular, not even the winter olympic games are televised, num. 1 is soccer but we are probably the country with least sport culture

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    Quote Originally Posted by chapis View Post
    Mexico , figure skating is zero popular, not even the winter olympic games are televised, num. 1 is soccer but we are probably the country with least sport culture
    If I recall correctly, Mexico is a great distance-running power. Is that still true? I'm sorry you don't get the winter Games televised. I thought we had problems in the U.S., but at least they still make a big fuss about the Winter Olympics on TV. I should count my blessings, even though we had to wait so long to see Worlds on network TV.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Olympia View Post
    If I recall correctly, Mexico is a great distance-running power. Is that still true? I'm sorry you don't get the winter Games televised. I thought we had problems in the U.S., but at least they still make a big fuss about the Winter Olympics on TV. I should count my blessings, even though we had to wait so long to see Worlds on network TV.
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    England. Born & raised in the US until I was 14 (American father, British Mother) then my parents divorced, so I spent every year 6 months in the US & 6 months in England.
    I live in England pretty much full time now.
    People here think skating ended when Torvill & Dean retired.
    I'm thankful for Eurosport as they have been the main skating channel here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by concorde View Post
    USA, Washington DC metropolitan area
    Me too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MidnightSkater View Post
    England. Born & raised in the US until I was 14 (American father, British Mother) then my parents divorced, so I spent every year 6 months in the US & 6 months in England.
    I live in England pretty much full time now.
    People here think skating ended when Torvill & Dean retired.
    I'm thankful for Eurosport as they have been the main skating channel here.

    Up til this year most Aussies could probably only name Torvill and Dean if asked to name a figure skater. If pressed and if they were paying attention they might also say Cheltzie Lee.

    I think more, if pressed, might now say "the dance couple in the bright outfits" (O'Brien/Merriman), but only because Channel Ten's coverage was vastly superior to anything else we've had on FTA TV in the last few Olympic cycles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by karne View Post
    Up til this year most Aussies could probably only name Torvill and Dean if asked to name a figure skater. If pressed and if they were paying attention they might also say Cheltzie Lee.

    I think more, if pressed, might now say "the dance couple in the bright outfits" (O'Brien/Merriman), but only because Channel Ten's coverage was vastly superior to anything else we've had on FTA TV in the last few Olympic cycles.
    It's a shame as the Kerr's never really got the credit for what they achieved. Most people here never heard of them even when they won their two European Bronze medals yet when Andy Murray has a cold it's on every sports show.

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    USA but I have a strong affinity for Rus.

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    U.S.A Midwest. As a kid I didn't even know if my state had any ice rinks or not (there were actually 3, but I think one has closed?) So that's how popular figure skating is there. Everybody lives and breathes football. I'm actually based in Asia now. When people find out that I skate, they kind of look at me like I'm out of my mind. There are actually many rinks in the country but the general public doesn't know a thing about figure skating. The only skater that they might know is Yuna Kim, but that's only because she's pretty and there's sort of a fixation with Korean pop culture here. We do get tours of Disney on Ice and Imperial Ice Stars. It's kind of funny when the audience goes gaga over a basic sit spin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jennyanydots View Post
    There are actually many rinks in the country but the general public doesn't know a thing about figure skating. The only skater that they might know is Yuna Kim, but that's only because she's pretty and there's sort of a fixation with Korean pop culture here.
    Maybe slightly off topic but I was wondering... Korea seems to produce good speed skaters, but are they known to the general populace? Are there in general star athletes in the same sense as in USA, or are the stars mostly actors/singers/etc with a few exceptions (like Yuna with her modelesque looks)?

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    Japan. I had no idea figure skating was popular in my country until this year. (I thought every country had its Mao/Dai )

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    Quote Originally Posted by nimi View Post
    Maybe slightly off topic but I was wondering... Korea seems to produce good speed skaters, but are they known to the general populace? Are there in general star athletes in the same sense as in USA, or are the stars mostly actors/singers/etc with a few exceptions (like Yuna with her modelesque looks)?
    I can recognize a few Korean singers and actors but can't name a single Korean speed skater. I only know that they hate Apolo Anton Ono and that they had a speed skater who now skates for Russia. Don't know how good of an indicator that is though since I don't have any active interest in Korean pop stars.

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    Japan, land of men's gymnastics and figure skating.
    -Outside of baseball and soccer of course.

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    One small town in the south of the Czech Republic

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