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    News Helsinki will host 2017 Worlds

    I've heard someone said Helsinki got the 2017 Worlds. Still waiting for some news but I think it's official.

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    I'm fine with it. Will basically be a home event for Russia.

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    Is it nearer to where you live than Sochi?

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    No I live in America. Just am a big fan of the Rus team. I know for them this will be convenient.

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    Really happy with this.

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    The last Worlds in Helsinki (1999) was a great event. Almost the first thing I saw when I stepped into the building was the astonishingly tiny Stefan Lindemann walking by. And the best thing I saw was of course Lucinda Ruh's spins.

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    does this mean Korpii will stick around till 2017 ?
    they should promote the upcomer and promising junior like Jenni Saarinen

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    Quote Originally Posted by sky_fly20 View Post
    does this mean Korpii will stick around till 2017 ?
    they should promote the upcomer and promising junior like Jenni Saarinen
    If Finland wants more spots for 2017, I think Korpi is our best asset. Saarinen is a promising skater, but Top 10 at 2016 Worlds? I guess it's possible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Meoima View Post
    I've heard someone said Helsinki got the 2017 Worlds. Still waiting for some news but I think it's official.
    Within the last few hours, Kokko and Lepisto each have said basically the same via Twitter .. so the information seems reliable.
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    Furthermore, @ssusu -- i.e., Rahkamo, who is president of the Finnish fed -- has retweeted their tweets. I would take her retweeting as official confirmation.

    Petri Kokko ‏@coccco
    Finland to host the 2017 World Figure #Skating championships! Congrats @SkatingFinland and @ssusu !
    3:48 AM - 14 Jun 2014
    https://twitter.com/coccco/status/477764483998183424

    @LauraLepisto
    BOOM!! World FS Championships 2017 in HELSINKI FINLAND!!! So excited and already proud of our little country,turning 100 years that year!🎉😍👍
    4:05 AM - 14 Jun 2014
    https://twitter.com/LauraLepisto/sta...68891792629760

    ETA, update:
    The ISU made an official announcement.
    http://www.isu.org/en/news-and-event...nal-allotments (Jun 15)

    ETA, Jun 14 announcement on Finnish fed's site:
    http://www.stll.fi/?x2126=4668411 (in Finnish)
    Dates are Mar 29 - Apr 2, 2017.

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    I think that's great! Nice to have it somewhere newish.

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    Of course, I'm disappointed that it will not be in Glasgow.

    But, at least with it being in Helsinki, the crowd will have at least one local skater to cheer on.

    As for the Kiira or Jenni debate that sky_fly has started, who is to say that they will not both be competing at a high level come 2017?!

    If they stay injury free, they are both capable of it.

    Any promising Finnish skaters on the horizon in the other categories?

    CaroLiza_fan

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    I think Kiira can manage a top 10 at Worlds, and Saarinen if she develops well can be a solid 2nd choice. This is great and should really spur Kiira's comeback and drive her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CanadianSkaterGuy View Post
    I think Kiira can manage a top 10 at Worlds, and Saarinen if she develops well can be a solid 2nd choice. This is great and should really spur Kiira's comeback and drive her.
    True! Interesting that these two skaters actually trained together for the past ~5 years before Kiira moved abroad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CanadianSkaterGuy View Post
    I think Kiira can manage a top 10 at Worlds, and Saarinen if she develops well can be a solid 2nd choice. This is great and should really spur Kiira's comeback and drive her.
    What if Finland invests and gets three skaters at worlds in Helsinki There is actually pretty good material... 3 years to go....

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    Maybe also Turkkila will be better in coming season, since she has successfully graduated from the school. Unless of course if she starts studies in the university...

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