Laurence Fournier-Beaudry & Nikolaj Sorensen

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Laurence Fournier-Beaudry & Nikolaj Sørensen are ice dancers who represent Canada. Fournier-Beaudry was born on July 18, 1992 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, while Sørensen was born on Feb 18, 1989, in Copenhagen, Denmark. Fournier-Beaudry/Sørensen represented Denmark until January 2018, but then decided to represent Canada as Fournier-Beaudry was unable to obtain Danish citizenship. The team won the bronze medal at the 2019 Canadian championships. The 2019 season started well for the team. Laurence and Nikolaj won their first Challenger gold medals at the 2019 Nebelhorn Trophy. They won the overall bronze medal in the 2019-20 Challenger Series!

They also won bronze medals on the senior Grand Prix at 2019 Skate America and 2019 Cup of China, finishing eighth overall on the Senior Grand Prix.

Following Cup of China, Nikolaj underwent a cartilage graft and a meniscotomy to repair his knee, which forced the team to miss the 2020 Canadian Championships. The team had been assigned to skate in the world championships for Canada, which was cancelled due to the coronavirus epidemic.

Last updated: July 9, 2020 by dorispulaski
Previously updated: January 20 2019 by combo

Biographical Information

ISU bio:
http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs00014665.htm

Canadian Team bio: https://skatecanada.ca/laurence-fournier-beaudry-nikolaj-sorensen/

Any Skate Canada articles about the team will be found here:
https://skatecanada.ca/tag/laurence-fournier-beaudry-nikolaj-sorensen/

Icenetwork bio (archived June 2018)
https://web.archive.org/web/20180630085054/http://web.icenetwork.com/skaters/team/beaudry_sorensen

Wikipedia:
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laurence_Fournier_Beaudry
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nikolaj_Sørensen

Ice-dance.com profile: https://www.ice-dance.com/site/profile-laurence-fournier-beaudry-nikolaj-sorensen/

Tracings.net profile: http://tracings.net/four-sore.html

Rinkresults:
Laurence: http://www.rinkresults.com/skater?skater_id=34042
Nikolaj: http://www.rinkresults.com/skater?skater_id=34043

Social Media


Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/LaurenceNikolaj

Nik's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nik_sorensen/

Their website: http://laurence-nik.ice-dance.com/




TypeScoreCompetition
Personal Best Total Score201.00ISU CS Nebelhorn Trophy 2019
Personal Best Score Rhythm Dance81.16ISU CS Nebelhorn Trophy 2019
Personal Best Score Free Dance119.84ISU CS Nebelhorn Trophy 2019


Personal Bests (historical):


TypeScoreCompetition
Personal Best Total Score164.90ISU European Figure Skating Championships 2018
Personal Best Score Short Dance66.05ISU World Figure Skating Championships 2017
Personal Best Score Free Dance99.87ISU European Figure Skating Championships 2018


Programs and Videos
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Due to many figure skating YouTube channels being taken down for copyright violations, videos are sparse. Those available are linked. Sorry! :(

2019/20

RD: Blues: "Raise A Little Hell" (from “Bonnie & Clyde” OCR) by Frank Wildhorn and Don Black, performed by Jeremy Jordan;
Slow Foxtrot: "Bonnie" (from “Bonnie & Clyde” OCR) by Frank Wildhorn and Don Black performed by Jeremy Jordan; Quickstep: "This World Will Remember Us" (from “Bonnie & Clyde” OCR) by Frank Wildhorn and Don Black performed by Jeremy Jordan & Laura Osnes; choreo by Romain Haguenauer (RD), Marie-France Dubreuil (FD), S.Chouinard, G.Cournoyer
FD: "Summertime" by George & Ira Gershwin and Dubose Hewyard performed by Chris Botti feat. David Foster; "Cry Me A River" by Arthur Hamilton, performed by Michael Buble; choreo by Romain Haguenauer (RD), Marie-France Dubreuil (FD), S.Chouinard, G.Cournoyer

2019 Nebelhorn RD
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=UDucbvZ4c1s
2019 Nebelhorn FD
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=vCaN7nfR0eU
EX
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=paWiY0M4MZc

2019 Lombardia RD
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=25LVSrA9-78
2019 Lombardia FD
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Bo7HwNqBEMg

2018/19

RD: Tango: "Adios Nonino" by Astor Piazzolla; Tango: "Balada para mi muerte" by Astor Piazzolla
FD: "Spanish Caravan" by The Doors, "Hush" performed by by Marcin Patrzalek, "Asturias" performed by Marcin Patrzalek

2019 Worlds FD + Warmup
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ikzI1EqkTRI

2019 Four Continents FD
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=27wMOPRqJcU

2019 Canadian Nationals RD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WL7zWA3Zf-I
2019 Canadian Nationals FD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZiyhooy5mM
EX:
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=UyrEBAtnS8A


2017/18

SD: Slow Rhumba: "Search for Vulcan" (from "Thunderball") by John Barry, Cha Cha: "Whatever Lola Wants" performed by Carmen Mcrae, Rhumba: "Whatever Lola Wants" performed by Les Baxter, Mambo: "Peter Gunn Mambo" performed by Jack Constanzo
FD: "Spanish Caravan" by The Doors, "Hush" performed by by Marcin Patrzalek, "Asturias" performed by Marcin Patrzalek

2018 Europeans SD
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=rMLoQVgabwc
2018 Europeans FD
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=XzgvAYhthJk

2017 NHK Trophy SD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RGQj8OeNLvs
2017 NHK Trophy FD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xyHm5XnRf5g

2017 Finlandia Trophy FD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r6VO6sYPPuY

2017 Skate Canada Autumn Classic FD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ewivyhCHwak

2017 US Classic SD
No video found


2016/17

SD: Blues: "You're the Boss" performed by Elvis Presley, Ann Margret, Swing: "A Little Less Conversation" performed by Elvis Presley
FD: "La vie en rose" performed by Patricia Kaas, Hymne a l'amour performed by Patricia Kaas

2017 Worlds SD
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=o1XBMjxBGxU

2017 Europeans SD
No video found

2016 Rostelecom Cup SD
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Q0UnHISjYkI
2016 Rostelecom Cup FD
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=58nwezWbzrg
EX: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=BK5j-UvtFHI

2016 Skate Canada International SD
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Ckvjr5cb-O0
2016 Skate Canada International FD
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=nK8qvYlekmI

2016 Finlandia Trophy SD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kynlg1re7-E
2016 Finlandia Trophy FD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f7zsVYoxWWw

2016 Skate Canada Autumn Classic SD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EY6IYRYS-R0
2016 Skate Canada Autumn Classic FD:
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=wpKhqwJOhFs

2015-16:
SD: Waltz: "Never Tear Us Apart" by INXS, March by Karl vn de Kerckhove, Waltz: "Never Tear Us Apart" by INXS
FD: Woman by Shawn Philipps

2016 Worlds SD
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=4kHdCHIaAzE
2016 Worlds FD
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=HLmlg6ayhMM

2016 Europeans SD
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=gg2KG2VYVd8
2016 Europeans FD
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Du2Gu24zJSk

2015-16 Danish Nationals
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XoXei_0ACfY

2015 Trophée Bompard SD
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=6UtwqXQAP9E
2015 Trophée Bompard FD
Cancelled

2015 Skate Canada SD
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=U-nRhVFXJm8
2015 Skate Canada FD
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=-656QjXkxHg

2015 Finlandia Trophy SD
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ytU6j0b1Adk
2015 Finlandia Trophy FD
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=LBzYMDwmDpg

2015 US International Classic SD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k2UHiGQdXKs
2015 US International Classic FD
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_m7gw2DOvw

2015 Quebec Summer Championships FD:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kr_1n_CQNbg

2014-15:
SD Malaguena
FD The Summer Knows and Summer Me, Winter Me by Frank Sinatra

2015 Worlds 2015 SD:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KrYSmzO1h4U
2015 Worlds 2015 FD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7wemwvmoM0M
The Danish champions were ninth at Europeans 2015 and eleventh at 2015 Worlds.

2015 Europeans SD
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KrYSmzO1h4U
2015 Europeans FD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PqU8MG5eptU

2014-15 Danish Nationals SD
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QyumOgG9owA
2014-15 Danish Nationals FD
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XoXei_0ACfY

2014 Mentor Nestle Torun Cup SD
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-q7Xon0_3mU
2014 Mentor Nestle Torun Cup.FD
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTvH0GA86Gc

I first saw them at the Challenger Series Senior B, Skate Canada Autumn Classic. The event was won by Papadakis & Cizeron, but I liked Laurence and Nikolaj better, particularly in the paso doble :)

Here are the videos from the event:

2014 Skate Canada Autumn Classic Short Dance- fifth place
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x280070_fournier-beaudry-sorenson-den_sport
2014 Skate Canada Autumn Classic Free Dance -Third Place
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x282mh0_fournier-beaudry-sorensen-den_sport

They finished in third overall!

They then competed at Ice Challenge of Graz, where they finished second!
2015 Ice Challenge of Graz -Medal Ceremony
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l0QGu6woT0o

And Volvo Cup, where they were fourth.
They were seventh overall for the Challengers Series!

2014 Volvo.Cup.SD
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WgX9GrCg-7E
2014 Volvo Cup FD
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GdxJVGegjbw


2013-14:
SD Foxtrot: All Of Me by Frank Sinatra; Quickstep: I Never Knew by Frank Sinatra; Foxtrot: All Of Me by Frank Sinatra
FD Wall Flower by Peter Gabriel; In Your Eyes by Peter Gabriel

2014 Worlds SD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VuQblYxkckw

2014 Europeans SD
No video found
2014 Europeans FD
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JvmjFj2jnx4

2013-14 Danish Nationals
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4vXK6aBZRg

March 2013 Ex Snow White and the Huntsman
http://www.youtube.com/#/watch?v=XgGHilNYNp0



COMPETITIVE HISTORY


COMPETING FOR CANADA
CompetitionRDFDFinal
2019–20 season
2019 Cup of China3 (78.41)3 (112.33)3 (190.74)
2019 Skate America3 (79.17)3 (118.36)3 (197.53)
2019 CS Nebelhorn Trophy1 (81.16)1 (119.84)1 (201.00)
2019 CS Lombardia Trophy2 (79.11)2 (110.25)2 (189.36)
2018–19 season
2019 World Championships10 (74.76)9 (113.34)10 (188.10)
2019 Four Continents Championships6 (73.70)6 (113.61)6 (186.91)
2019 Canadian Championships3 (79.41)3 (119.00)3 (198.41)
2019 Skate Canada Challenge1 (74.191 (117.84)1 (192.03)


COMPETING FOR DENMARK
CompetitionRDFDFinal
Season 2017-18
2018 European Championships9 (65.03)7 (99.87)9 (164.90)
2018 Danish Nationals1 (68.26)1 (109.83)1 (178.09)
2017 NHK Trophy6 (65.34)5 (99.06)5 (164.40)
2017 Finlandia Trophy
3 (65.76)5 (92.45)3 (158.21)
2017 Autumn Classic International7 (54.90)5 (92.66)7 (147.56)
2017 International FS Classic4 (54.23)4 (87.48)4 (141.71)
Season 2016-17
2017 World Championships13 (66.05)14 (93.48)13 (159.53)
2017 European Championships7 (66.02)6 (94.66)7 (160.68)
2016 Rostelecom Cup7 (62.82)7 (89.70)7 (152.52)
2016 Skate Canada7 (62.63)7 (94.08)7 (156.71)
2016 Finlandia Trophy
5 (58.76)3 (90.93)4 (149.69)
2016 Autumn Classic International2 (63.26)4 (88.74)3 (152.00)
Season 2015-16
2016 World Championships15 (50.75)13 (91.92)13 (151.67)
2016 European Championships10 (62.19)9 (90.60)9 (152.79)
2015 Trophée Eric Bompard5 (54.72)event cancelled5 (54.72)
2015 Skate Canada7 (53.65)8 (81.29)7 (134.94)
2015 Finlandia Trophy3 (56.79)2 (90.86)3 (147.65)
2015 U.S. International Classic3 (51.58)2 (89.50)2 (141.08)
Season 2014-15
2015 World Championships9 (62.40)11 (93.83)11 (156.23)
2015 European Championships9 (61.69)9 (88.84)9 (150.53)
2015 Danish National Championships1 (63.17)1 (93.83 )1 (157.00)
2014 Ice Challenge2 (59.12)2 (87.94)2 (147.06)
2014 Volvo Open Cup3 (53.58)4 (75.78)4 (129.36)
2014 Autumn Classic International5 (53.34)3 (78.28)3 (131.62)
Season 2013-14
2014 World Championships29 (49.46)-29 (FNR)
2014 European Championships18 (51.92)17 (75.59)18 (127.51)
2014 Mentor Nestle Nesquik Torun Cup3 (52.26)3 (78.80)3 (131.06)
2013-14 Danish Nationals1 (51.27)1 (79.10)771 (130.37)
2013 Ice Challenge1 (54.40)3 (84.69)2 (139.09)
2013 Pavel Roman Memorial2 (55.02)1 (79.62)1 (134.64)



Previous Partners


Laurence and her previous partner Yves Breton
2011 JGP Brasov SD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fM2Ku0lZ6FY

Nikolaj skating alone
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=13I55maTb2Q

Nikolaj & Katelyn Good
2009-10 Danish Nationals FD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Q3gDVOPqxU
2009-10 Danish Nationals FD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7BxE2ojK_6M


Articles and Interviews




Original Post by Layback11 September 5, 2015


This team caught a lot a people's attention after finishing an impressive 11th at the 2015 worlds, and I confess I didn't actually watch their worlds performances :slink: But when I saw that they needed a fan fest, I decided to watch them on YouTube, and I was very impressed! They have beautiful flow and transitions, and there is just a really pleasing quality about their skating. Considering that Papadakis & Cizeron went from 13th to world champs in a season, they could definitely be a factor next year, with the right vehicle and a couple of great skates! Of all the things I like about this couple, I think my favorite is their musicality, and I bet that's going to play in their favor, but they still have a lot of room for improvement and so much potential. I can't wait to see what they'll do!
 
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I first saw them at the Challenger Series Senior B, Skate Canada Autumn Classic. The event was won by Papadakis & Cizeron, but I liked Laurence and Nikolaj better, particularly in the paso doble :)

Here are the videos from the event:

Short Dance- fifth place
SD Malaguena
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x280070_fournier-beaudry-sorenson-den_sport

Free Dance -Third Place
FD The Summer Knows and Summer Me, Winter Me by Frank Sinatra
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x282mh0_fournier-beaudry-sorensen-den_sport

They finished in third overall!

They then competed at Ice Challenge of Graz, where they finished second! And Volvo.Cup.where they were fourth.
They were seventh overall for the series.
2014 Volvo.Cup.SD
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WgX9GrCg-7E
2014 Volvo Cup FD
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GdxJVGegjbw

2014 Mentor Nestle Torun Cup SD
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-q7Xon0_3mU
2014 Mentor Nestle Torun Cup.FD
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTvH0GA86Gc

2014-15 Danish Nationals SD
http://www.youtube.com/index?&desktop_uri=/#/watch?v=QyumOgG9owA
2014-15 Danish Nationals FD
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XoXei_0ACfY


They were ninth at Europeans 2015

2015 Europeans SD
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KrYSmzO1h4U
2015 Europeans FD
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HVeCb9CQ3RU

Programs for 2013-14:
SD Foxtrot: All Of Me by Frank Sinatra; Quickstep: I Never Knew by Frank Sinatra; Foxtrot: All Of Me by Frank Sinatra
FD Wall Flower by Peter Gabriel; In Your Eyes by Peter Gabriel

2014 Europeans SD
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_9VL0U5TRM
2014 Europeans FD
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JvmjFj2jnx4

2013-14 Danish Nationals
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4vXK6aBZRg

March 2013 Ex Snow White and the Huntsman
http://www.youtube.com/#/watch?v=XgGHilNYNp0

Their competitive results from their ISU bio


World Championships
ISU World Championships 2015 Ice Dance 11 DEN
ISU World Championships 2014 Ice Dance 29 DEN
European Championships
ISU European Championships 2015 Ice Dance 9 DEN
ISU European Championships 2014 Ice Dance 18 DEN
ISU Challenger Series
Ice Challenge 2014 Ice Dance 2 DEN
CS Volvo Open Cup 2014 Ice Dance 4 DEN
Skate Canada Autumn Classic 2014 Ice Dance 3 DEN
International Competition
Mentor Nestle Torun Cup 2014 Ice Dance 3 DEN
Ice Challenge 2013 Ice Dance 2 DEN
P. Roman Memorial 2013 Ice Dance 1 DEN
National Championships
National Championship 2015 Ice Dance 1 DEN
National Championships 2014 Ice Dance 1 DEN
 
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I'm glad there's a thread for this team, really like them.
But I'm still curious how team Crone/Sorensen would've looked.
 

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Can I get a round of applause for Doris and her awesome updates? THANK YOU! :cheer2: It takes me almost half an hour just to get the thread up and running with only their ISU bios and some videos of them, so I can only imagine how much effort goes into making updates like these! Very, very much appreciated!
 

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They are about to compete at Skate Canada 2015.

They have had good results in the Challengers Series so far:

Programs for 2015-16:
SD Waltz: Never Tear Us Apart by INXS, March by Karl vn de Kerckhove, Waltz: Never Tear Us Apart by INXS
FD Woman by Shawn Philipps

Thid place overall at Finlandia!
2015 Finlandia Trophy SD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GNDOnMXe8vo
2015 Finlandia Trophy FD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zyAclj-s-k4

And they won the silver at Salt Lake!
2015 US International Classic SD,
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k2UHiGQdXKs
2015 US International Classic FD
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_m7gw2DOvw
 

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best wishes to Nikolaj and Laurence at Worlds! I added a lot of stuff to their OP, including vids with former partners.
 

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I saw them at ACI

Beautiful elegant skating.

Met Nikolaj after. A gorgeous, kind man. :love:
 

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Рetition Danish Ice Dancers OG 2018

Facebook Message: https://www.facebook.com/LaurenceNikolaj/posts/1211549992289704

"Five years ago in may 2012 we started our journey together. We decided on a whim to skate together and really hadn't reflected on where this might lead us one day.
Well first thing first. Little over a year into our partnership our skating partnership also became an off the ice in love kind of partnership and we have ever since may 2013 shared all the ups and downs that we have had both on and of the ice.
We are so "lucky" and thankful to be able to do what we love everyday. With the person that we love. And through this passionate hobby that we have turned into our full time career, WE this year accomplished something that we had never wrapped our heads around, QUALIFYING FOR THE OLYMPIC GAMES 2018 for the country we proudly represent DENMARK. We did so as the 7th best nation in the world!
Now Laurence is not a Danish citizen, and unfortunately Denmark might be one of the countries in the world with the strictest immigration policy.
With this new goal in our heads we have spent sleepless nights trying to figure out a way to compete at the games anyhow.
In the Olympic charter written in :
CHAPTER 5 (the Olympic Games)
SECTION 2 (participation in the Olympic Games)
RULE 41 (nationality of competitors)
BYE-LAW 4 states.
4. Furthermore, in all cases in which a competitor would be eligible to participate in the Olympic Games, either by representing another country than his or by having the choice as to the country which such competitor intends to represent, the IOC Executive Board may take all decisions of a general or individual nature with regard to issues resulting from nationality, citizenship, domicile or residence of any competitor, including the duration of any waiting period
This rule is rather unclear but from our perspective and after having it looked over by lawyers, it became clear to us that the final word on whether being a citizen of the country you represent is something the IOC (international Olympic committee) has the power to decide.
And this gives us hope. We now appeal to the DANISH OC, and hope that they will work very hard to make this exception a reality by asking the IOC.
PLEASE HELP US ON OUR WAY TO THE 2018 OLYMPIC GAMES and pledge your support through this very simply petition!
Thanks to everyone of you and please SHARE SHARE SHARE"
 
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Thanks for posting! Hopefully they will find a solution to this problem, it must be really nerve wrecking to have such an uncertain path and to know that what you have trained for your entire life is in the end of bureaucracy. Let's hope they manage to realize their dreams!
 

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I'm glad they are at least trying. Has anyone heard of someone else doing this before and whether or not it was successful?

Have there been cases in team sports (like, teams with way more than two people) where non-citizens still get to represent a country?
 

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I appreciate their plight and I am not against them. I am not sure what the answer is, however, we do have to worry about Pandora's box being opened if they make exceptions. Yes, it is unfair tht each nation has different rules about being citizen and in some cases it seems the gov't may expedite immigration for the sake of the Olympic team and nationalistic glory/pride. Part of what may be a problem depending on your point of view is that most immigration issues are because someone is trying to make the olympics and can't or wouldn't in their nation of orgin or needs a partner from another nation to have a shot. Sure there are some are more about winning ie. Savchenko. So many have the olympic dream; very few get there. Sadly. Still I wish them well.
 

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Facebook Message: https://www.facebook.com/LaurenceNikolaj/posts/1211549992289704

"Five years ago in may 2012 we started our journey together. We decided on a whim to skate together and really hadn't reflected on where this might lead us one day.
Well first thing first. Little over a year into our partnership our skating partnership also became an off the ice in love kind of partnership and we have ever since may 2013 shared all the ups and downs that we have had both on and of the ice.
We are so "lucky" and thankful to be able to do what we love everyday. With the person that we love. And through this passionate hobby that we have turned into our full time career, WE this year accomplished something that we had never wrapped our heads around, QUALIFYING FOR THE OLYMPIC GAMES 2018 for the country we proudly represent DENMARK. We did so as the 7th best nation in the world!
Now Laurence is not a Danish citizen, and unfortunately Denmark might be one of the countries in the world with the strictest immigration policy.
With this new goal in our heads we have spent sleepless nights trying to figure out a way to compete at the games anyhow.
In the Olympic charter written in :
CHAPTER 5 (the Olympic Games)
SECTION 2 (participation in the Olympic Games)
RULE 41 (nationality of competitors)
BYE-LAW 4 states.
4. Furthermore, in all cases in which a competitor would be eligible to participate in the Olympic Games, either by representing another country than his or by having the choice as to the country which such competitor intends to represent, the IOC Executive Board may take all decisions of a general or individual nature with regard to issues resulting from nationality, citizenship, domicile or residence of any competitor, including the duration of any waiting period
This rule is rather unclear but from our perspective and after having it looked over by lawyers, it became clear to us that the final word on whether being a citizen of the country you represent is something the IOC (international Olympic committee) has the power to decide.
And this gives us hope. We now appeal to the DANISH OC, and hope that they will work very hard to make this exception a reality by asking the IOC.
PLEASE HELP US ON OUR WAY TO THE 2018 OLYMPIC GAMES and pledge your support through this very simply petition!
Thanks to everyone of you and please SHARE SHARE SHARE"

Petition: https://www.change.org/p/the-danish...source=share_for_starters&utm_medium=copyLink

Thanks, I signed it. Maybe you should open a thread in the General Forum: Figure Skating the Edge for better visibility. It would be such a shame if this talented couple couldn't compete.
 
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I hope IOC lets them to participate, even if its under the neutral flag or something.
 

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It's kind of crazy that I've never checked on this fan fest given how obsessed I've been with Laurence and Nikolaj this season :luv17:. They have two the best programs of the season and they danced them beautifully at Euros :yahoo: The connection between the two of them and the stalkerish intensity that he looks at her with in the free is amazing. It's a shame about the Olympics but I cannot wait until Worlds to see them again :hap93:
 

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It's kind of crazy that I've never checked on this fan fest given how obsessed I've been with Laurence and Nikolaj this season :luv17:. They have two the best programs of the season and they danced them beautifully at Euros :yahoo: The connection between the two of them and the stalkerish intensity that he looks at her with in the free is amazing. It's a shame about the Olympics but I cannot wait until Worlds to see them again :hap93:

At least I will get to see them at Worlds! their FD is great, great music choice. I wanted to see hurtado/Khaliavin as well, but they won't go, at least these 2 will :) :)
 

anyanka

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Here's an out-there idea: if the Danes won't permit her to compete for Denmark, I wonder if we could see them in the 2022 games if they release him and they compete for Canada instead? Mind you, they're getting pretty much all the support Denmark is able to provide, and if they choose to go for Canada instead, there's a deep dance pool already. Just wondering ... at least if they tried, and they succeed, they can get to the next Olympics.
 
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