Quote Originally Posted by whatif View Post
More news on Tobias/Tkachenko.
http://itar-tass.com/sport/1142614
If things work out they will be coached by Schpilband not Zoueva. The country is still unknown.

And unconfirmed rumour is that Ryazanova is trying with Vaturi and if that works out will be released by Russia to skate for Italy.
So if I read this right, either Tobias or Tkachenko will have to acquire new citizenship! I did read that Tobias is from a very wealthy family so financing won't be a problem. The question would be: which country? Both US AND Russia are very competitive for dance at the moment.

And Ria trying out with an Italian dancer? Perhaps that'll be Italy's new team should C/L not continue.

What. A. Mess. I can't recall this many teams splitting in the wake of the 2010 games.