Yes! Come back, Michelle, come back...
Maybe join the "We can't stop competing!!" team for the team event, along with the rest of the, "oops, we're reconsidering retirement" people?
the problem isnt that the competitions are held in russia, the problem is the judging system and the judges who may accept incentives to judge in favour of certain skaters. the last time i checked the whole panel wasnt russian, and having a russian name doesnt make you russian, there are at least 15 countries that use slavic names and in the same countries (including russia) you find occidental names. (im not defending the results btw, its just facts)
sports that bring money will never be out of the olympics, even tho if they have scandals like the ladies podium did.
now, major changes for judging and codes happen at the beggining of new cycle. if any changes are going to be made it will happen after 2018, i doubt that even making the judging not anonymous would happen before 2018.
Some comments say because i post selfish nonsense because my favorite skater are underhandled, or judes are 'harsh' to her.
I never thought corrupt judge, unfair deduction, unaccoutable bonus points are so OK to so many people. I hope 'harsh' does not mean 'serve you right'
I think you're unfair though. There were lots of fighters for justice at the beginning but you have to take in consideration that those who stayed with this forum [or, with after-Sochi figure skating in general ] till now are mainly those who are OK with anything on condition that their favorite wins/performs
– or, cynics who enjoy the vanity of human nature
IOC and NBC will never let that happen. NBC paid $1.1 BILLION to broadcast the 2014 Sochi Olympics. NBC paid another $1.1 BILLION to broadcast 2018 PyeongChang Olympics. Even with the decline in interest in figure skating, the ladies event is still the marque event and the crown jewel for NBC and the IOC.