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Thread: Canada Can Take Some Credit For American Ice Dance Medal.....

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    Canada Can Take Some Credit For American Ice Dance Medal.....

    Everyone seems to forget that Tanith Belbin is still a Canadian citizen. As our commentator put it:: The American ice dance team of Belbin and Agusto, with a Canadian connection. So congratulations to the international duo of Belbin and Agusto!

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    Thanks, Canada!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ladskater
    Everyone seems to forget that Tanith Belbin is still a Canadian citizen. As our commentator put it:: The American ice dance team of Belbin and Agusto, with a Canadian connection. So congratulations to the international duo of Belbin and Agusto!

    You obviously haven't heard the US TV coverage...they mention at least twice during any ice dance coverage that Tanith is Canadian, that's why she doesn't have the citizenship so they could go to Olympics!

    I think alot of credit should go to their Russian-born coach, Igor Shpilband, who matched them together and developed this team. But we are very grateful for Tanith's decision to skate for US, and not for Canada So...thank you Canada!

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    Funny, did you used to insist that Germany get credit for Victor Kraatz?

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    This is my first post on Golden Skate though I've been lurker for awhile....

    And I will use my first post to request that Canada send the U.S. some more skaters. One or two of your pair teams would be sufficient.

    Thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pixie Cut
    Funny, did you used to insist that Germany get credit for Victor Kraatz?

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    Russia can take some credit too, due to Shpilband and Zueva.

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    Can Canada take credit.......

    That's an interesting concept. Perhaps the U.S. should take credit for all the foreign skaters who train in the U.S.???

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    Quote Originally Posted by dizzydi7
    That's an interesting concept. Perhaps the U.S. should take credit for all the foreign skaters who train in the U.S.???

    Dizzy
    It would be very American of us!!!! Plus, then we might be able to fill those three spots for the Olympics!

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    Yes!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Dyan
    This is my first post on Golden Skate though I've been lurker for awhile....

    And I will use my first post to request that Canada send the U.S. some more skaters. One or two of your pair teams would be sufficient.

    Thank you.
    Canada, we BEG you to send us some pairs. And we promise to share the credit, and also throw a North American All Inclusive Victory Party when one of them gets into the top six at World's.



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    Thanks for posting, Dyan. Welcome to the forum!

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    Thanks Mathman .

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    Personally, I think this Olympic requirement for citizenship is outdated. I see no reason for anyone to change their citizenship just to appear in the Olympics. What would it matter if, in the example of Belbin & Agosto, they were to appear & win the silver medal & the medal count would show that Canada had 1/2 a silver & the US had 1/2 a silver? So, the US instead of having a score board showing 3 golds, 5 silvers & 1 bronze would show:3 golds, 4 1/2 silvers & 1 bronze. It wouldn't upset me as an American that "we" lost 1/2 of a medal.

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    Just curious...what was Tanith's skating history beforing teaming up with Agosto? How did she do on the Canadian circuit and who did she partner with? TIA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sk8n Mama
    Just curious...what was Tanith's skating history beforing teaming up with Agosto? How did she do on the Canadian circuit and who did she partner with? TIA.
    According to the Crystal Report, Tanith skated in Canada with Liam Dougherty (CAN) and later Ben Barruco (CAN - pairs).

    Belbin was a Canadian ice dancer who started to skate pairs, because her coach believed it would make her stronger. In 1998, Belbin changed disciplines again and moved to Detroit. There, she teamed up with Agosto.
    http://www.isufs.org/bios/isufs00004499.htm

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