Isn't he also the next in line for Speedy's throne?
Yes, Joubert gets my best wishes as well. But he made need more than best wishes and his talent. Didier's treatment of Joubert in the past year (sanctions regarding grand prix events) are not a good omen for there being a good relationship or success in the future.
Originally Posted by Sandpiper
These results are very saddening. France and the skating world deserves better.
However, I am glad that a good person (Peizerat) ran and that good people are making a stand and trying.
"Noli nothis permittere te terere", "illegitimi non carborundum" or however it should be said.
Please, don't remind us of how skating's next 20 years could be destroyed
Originally Posted by BusyMom
I hope Didier is the ISU president at the next 5 Olympics. No chance any tv networks with broadcast rights will mention he's a convicted cheater, but probably all other media outlets will print it over and over again.
What a mockery and goes to show that the majority of people involved in figure skating are more interested in bribes and connections than anything else.
Love popcorn, hate horendous costumes
I don't think the sport would survive through 5 Olympics with him as ISU president. I totally agree that broadcast networks especially NBC will harp on his checkered past.
Originally Posted by Ven
Landing 3As in my dreams!
Print media, yes. NBC, not so much -- I'm guessing they will be too busy trying to make nice w/ everyone so as not to ruffle any political feathers. Only my opinion.
Originally Posted by LyraAngelica
I think they would be thrilled if she spun into bronze at this point. lol
Originally Posted by anyanka
And let's be honest and frank P and B were only medal contenders because everyone else dropped out - they were in danger of being passed by second and third team USA, Canada and Russia. Memories of that German or Israeli dance team I believe or the Shibutani's.