So far, I haven't seen a single intelligent objection in this thread.
I don't see any problem with it, unless the political situation there becomes unstable, which let's be honest, it could also do so just about anywhere.
My primary concern with Sochi at present is that they do a good job on the racetrack. I want everything fine and dandy for when Dan comes to sweep all before him.
My primary concern is that if Sochi hosted WC, what if the crowd were the same, and what if the judging were the same?
If the crowd were much nicer, then no problem. I would like to book a flight to Russia, my aunt is living there and she can help me with Russian. But I have little hope.
As for the crowd, again, from the experience the crowd is not the same. It's not anywhere not just in Sochi. The worlds were in Moscow and there was no problem with the crowd. Idem for the GPF in Sochi.
They want to host World Championship in 2017, because they want to have their 2018 Olympic ticket as many as possible.
Shouldn't the ISU be held accountable for the judges of WC? Does a hosting nation really have a say in who judges? If so wouldn't that also fall on the ISU's plate of responsibility or failure of?
I watched every skating event and just don't see any reason to bash the crowd. This is just something said by people who don't like Rus and didn't like such a pro Rus crowd.
However, as I already said above, Sochi Olympic crowd does not represent the Russian figure skating crowd at all.
Was there any? At the men's event in particular?I watched every skating event and just don't see any reason to bash the crowd
Yeah the distance and the expenses could be a problem, but so is when you organize it in China, Japan, Australia or America. At least for Europeans.As for the Worlds, even though I'm Russian, apart from Petersburg/Moscow, I would prefer it to be held somewhere in Europe(Finland, Germany, Spain..). Any place not too expensive to take a flight to and stay for a couple of days, unlike Sochi.
What would FS be without conspiracy theories.I think the inflation for Russians in Sochi-17 would be nowhere near the olympics, though. It's not a thing to worry about.
I agree. I may not like the judging in other countries like Canada but at least they were a supportive crowd. They even clapped a lot for D/W. I love when other countries respond no matter where they are from. Lets just go back to Japan they clap for everyone...Julia, Carolina...
Now I must pray because the Olympics were awful.