Haven't they learned that things go weird when you hold a championship in Sochi!
Also, why do they want to go back to a place where the crowds treated many of the non-Russian skaters poorly?
But knowing Cinquanta and his ISU 'comrades,' they probably will :/
Johnny was always well received in Russia...
Bring back Tonya! I'm starting a petition...maybe Nancy and Oksana can be judges too!
No...but celebrity judges could be awfully fun and it's not like they could be any worse than the regular judges.
Who says Adelina won't win a world title? Can you imagine more tomfoolery like the Olympics except 3 years later? Lawd.
Last season. Worlds, Grand Prix Final, NHK, in Japan Japanese win all 6 men and womens gold medals.
Yes, so what? Their skaters are strong and very deserving. The audience were nice and very warm towards all the skaters, unlike what happened in Sochi.
Just tell me a name of a skater that are not Japanese but skated better than the gold medalists in world? Definitely not Yulia or Javi, even though they are my favorite.
GPF was a little bit shady, though. But then again, Yulia is not on the same level with Mao yet. And you have to admit it, men field in Japan is so crazy at the moment. They have been very consistent these recent years.
As for NHK, omg it's NHK so of course it has to be in Japan for God's sake, it's also happens at Cup of China, Skate Canada and Cup of Russia. Just look at the list of winners.
Anyways, next year Mao and Caro will retire, we might have the chance to see 3 Russian girls on the podium. You know, home-cook happens in most countries, but that doesn't dismiss the wins of anyone if they skated best that day. Not to mention, you have to be a serious medal contender to be rewarded.
On the other hand, Olympic event in Sochi left me unimpressed.