I wish we could interview an Official that was there at the congress and ask about the atmoshphere and the LONG discussion about the pros and cons of anonymous judging.
This is not my view but something a friend said as a joke :P
Russia voted for abolition because they worried S.Korea would deny them OGM at 2018.
S.Korea voted for its retention because they want to deny Russia OGM at 2018.
What was the proposal about the Reverse order draw that did not pass?
LOL at this. Why do the federations with no power vote for anonymous judging, that will not do any good to their skaters..That's sooo strange. And that KSU, are they planning for a revenge, they don't care about fs at all as you can see.
It's becoming hilarious to see some of you guys going too far and conveniently assuming that Korean fed is a villan, and treating them as if somehow they already committed to an evil action even though KSF has not done anything harm to other fed/skaters. In gpf, 4cc in Korea, winners were Japanese, even when Yuna was a heavy favorite. As far as I know, there has been ZERO scandal in Korean soil. And Pyoungchang is in 4 years. NOTHING happened yet.
I am all against anonimous judging, and deeply dissappointed at KSF's decision. But it is indeed presumptuous to assume that Korean fed will take their vengence by bribing all the judges to prevent Russians to win etc. , using anonymous judging. why, really why will they do that with their own money?
One thing I can say for sure is that, Pyoungchang will be covered by Yuna Kim(her interviews, images etc) and all of koreans will treat her as a double gold medalist (based on their reaction and news article, and in my heart she is the double gold medalist) whether you like it or not. That may be their own way of revenge.
The motion about reverse order also failed to pass.
Something that did pass was that the program components for dance are set to increase.