And the reason for this is… providing there’s 6/24 top pairs on this year’s roster… has ISU even commented that there’s no pairs discipline as such world-wide in the upcoming season unless they start promoting very new to it partnerships? I am befuddled.
I didn't know they were a couple. Congratulations to Evgenia & Fedor! I suppose their friendship built while training under Mozer together, and then they began dating romantically after Vlad & Evgenia split as a couple off-the-ice. Good luck to them! I suppose Vlad & Evgenia have retired?
It is up to federations to say a team should be removed from the list, they aren’t required to do it. So Canada, Hungary, and Switzerland appeared to be the most proactive as all of their split or retired teams or skaters were removed. The US were a little spotty on their removals, some were, some weren’t. Considering the TES statistics were updated early June (where all the World Standings removed teams and skaters are also removed) it’s safe to assume Cain/LeDuc’s retirement was too late to be taken off.Of course, the 'As of' list includes points from season 2020-2021 which J/R did not take part in because they were not yet a team then. Still, J/R's total points of 2045 from 2021-2022 season would place them at least 7th on this current 'As of' World standings list. I count at least 12 pairs teams on this updated list who I know have either retired or have split (and surely there are more I don't know about), not to mention the Russian pairs who won't be allowed to compete. Go figure. So, it's not really an updated list. Why bother issuing it? To me J/R not being on the list makes no sense even if they are retiring, with so many split and retired teams still appearing on the list.
I get that perhaps the information about splits and retirements were not given to ISU in a timely fashion? Still, there doesn't appear to be any reasonably coordinated effort to determine accuracy on the list regarding who is actually competing next season. Perhaps it is impossible to publish with accuracy around who is competing since situations are always in flux. It looks like Canadian fed provided updated information regarding splits/retirements, while other federations did not?