I feel ashamed.....Anonymous judging is killing this sport.
^Yeah, but FS was popular back then. (I don't think it's losing popularity because of anonymous judging though. Many other factors: IJS vs. 6.0 in general, lack of female star in US, '90s popularity came from a series of circumstances unlikely to be repeated: Nancy vs. Tonya + emergence of Michelle Kwan).
I'm just curious as to why 30 nations voting against anonymous judging is trumped by 24 voting for it. Majority vote should take precedence here.
And I'm as amazed as everyone else that Korea is for anonymous judging.
Purely speculative, but maybe they're worried if they have medal hopefuls in 2018 they can't engineer a higher placement or medal should there be transparent judging.
I will continue to believe the only way this grip will be broken is for those nations who voted for eliminating secret judging to leave the ISU and create a new international skating governing body. It will be messy but the only sure way to have control over the sport with the majority of those federations committed to having their Figure Skating Branches control Figure Skating.
it is not only the anonymous judging is killing the sport.. speedy's lack of interest of it and the lack of interest from the fans outside of skating community.. they just don't care..
Russia could go either way. If the anonymous judging was abolished, they could monitor their clients more effectively (and save money). Or if it stays, they can continue with their old tactics. Since they are fairly certain that small federations are againt abolishing it, it would be better to take the side of the major federations so that they could avoid being labeled a master of conspiracies.
Maybe I used wrong words :D Sorry....I'm not fluent in English
I just think that anonymous judging is only used by some people to create conspiracy theories. If judges have nothing to hide then why we can't see how they scored skaters?