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Thread: Sochi bids for 2017 World Figure Skating champs - official

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    News Sochi bids for 2017 World Figure Skating champs - official

    The Winter Olympic city of Sochi is bidding to host the 2017 World Figure Skating Championships, a Russian skating official said Tuesday. Alexander Gorshkov, the president of the Russian Figure Skating Federation, said the event should be held at the 12,000-seater Iceberg Skating Palace in the Sochi Olympic Park.
    "We've submitted a bid to the International Skating Union that we want to receive the 2017 world championships in Sochi," Gorshkov said.
    "Everything was in accordance with the procedure, now we await the response from the ISU," he added.
    This year's championships, held a month after the Sochi Games, took place in Saitama, Japan. Next year the event stays in Asia with Shanghai before traveling to the TD Garden in Boston for 2016.
    Russia last staged the championships in 2011, when the event was moved to Moscow from Nagano, Japan, in the wake of the earthquake and tsunami that reportedly caused at least 15,000 deaths and the Fukushima disaster.
    Source: http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_0...official-0001/

    My comment: NOOOOOOOOOOOO!

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    Yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by volk View Post
    Yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    NOOOOOOOOOOOO!
    Please let it be Helsinki!

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    NO!!!!!!! I don't want to see the same CORRUPTION as SOCHI....

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    Relax, kids. Sochi GPF was fine. Putin's not gonna spend $50 billion fixing a piddling World Championships, and the hockey fans won't be there chanting RO-SSI-YA.

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    Smart, going for the one before pyeongchang, it'll set the stage for the Olympics. Who else is bidding for '17?

    Plus, aside from the mess that was Sochi generally FS in Russia's not that bad.

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    No

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    Russian hockey team got screwed out of a victory by the referee in the game against USA yet that wasn't able to be prevented by so called corruption.


    Personally I like the Rus crowd and the Rus si ya chants. I watched every event and felt the crowd was fine. Is it a benign of a crowd to Japan? Of course not, but none of these other countries are compared to them.

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    I don´t think Sochi should be host for world championship. If anything what happened after Plushenko retirement in the men event show how little passion Sochi public has for figure skating.

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    This has become a tradition the last Olympics host gets to host the last Worlds before the next Olympics

    2009 USA - host 2002 Olympics
    2013 Canada - host 2010 Olympics
    2017 Russia ? - host 2014 Olympics

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    Quote Originally Posted by sky_fly20 View Post
    This has become a tradition the last Olympics host gets to host the last Worlds before the next Olympics 2009 USA - host 2002 Olympics 2013 Canada - host 2010 Olympics 2017 Russia ? - host 2014 Olympics
    If it became tradition wouldn't the US had Worlds in 2001?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MK's Winter View Post
    If it became tradition wouldn't the US had Worlds in 2001?
    I started noticing the trend in 2005 only

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    Quote Originally Posted by sky_fly20 View Post
    This has become a tradition the last Olympics host gets to host the last Worlds before the next Olympics

    2009 USA - host 2002 Olympics
    2013 Canada - host 2010 Olympics
    2017 Russia ? - host 2014 Olympics
    But according to your theory 2009 should have been Italy. & given that Sochi is only bidding, with strong competition from Helsinki & maybe other countries yet to announce, your "tradition" is in fact a one off.

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    That would be cool. I would go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by uhh View Post
    But according to your theory 2009 should have been Italy. & given that Sochi is only bidding, with strong competition from Helsinki & maybe other countries yet to announce, your "tradition" is in fact a one off.
    the trend just started recently

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