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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.
    Italy was in 2010 so more or less the same.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Meoima View Post
    Glasgow would be wonderful! Personally I think booking a ticket to Scotland is easier than to Sochi. Not to mention I can't speak Russian. So please, Glasgow all the way!
    You don't have to speak the language in order to visit a country do you?

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    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 :/

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    Quote Originally Posted by GF2445 View Post
    Haven't they learned that things go weird when you hold a championship in Russia!
    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 :/
    Didn't remember that in Moscow 2005 or 2011, for example.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alba View Post
    Didn't remember that in Moscow 2005 or 2011.
    Oh not Moscow 2011. That was great. I'll edit my post.
    I'll change Russia to Sochi.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GF2445 View Post
    Oh not Moscow 2011. That was great. I'll edit my post.
    My point is that there have been different WC, or other ISU competitions, organized in Russia and there were fine.

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    Johnny was always well received in Russia...

    Bring back Tonya! I'm starting a petition...maybe Nancy and Oksana can be judges too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by leoncorazon View Post
    Johnny was always well received in Russia...
    Bring back Tonya! I'm starting a petition...maybe Nancy and Oksana can be judges too!
    You are not being serious, are you?

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    No...but celebrity judges could be awfully fun and it's not like they could be any worse than the regular judges.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leoncorazon View Post
    No...but celebrity judges could be awfully fun and it's not like they could be any worse than the regular judges.
    But it would be no fun under the current anonymous judging.

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    Who says Adelina won't win a world title? Can you imagine more tomfoolery like the Olympics except 3 years later? Lawd.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amc987 View Post
    Who says Adelina won't win a world title? Can you imagine more tomfoolery like the Olympics except 3 years later? Lawd.
    Other young Russians girls are entering senior, you know. It might not be Adelina again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 96skiluvr View Post
    Can't we just hold Worlds in Japan every year...
    That's one of the best ideas ever. They do inflate their skaters like every nationals but at least they are knowledgeable appreciative audiences and it seems the skaters even do better thanks to this support.

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    Last season. Worlds, Grand Prix Final, NHK, in Japan Japanese win all 6 men and womens gold medals.

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    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.

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