The World Figure Skating Championships in an Olympic Year have a different feel from the other three years of the Olympic quadrennial. Many at the top retire after that four year ultimate goal is realized. But the season is not over until after the World Championships. One can … Continue reading the story "World Figure Skating Championships in Olympic Year"
Post Archives from the ‘Figure skating’ Category
Yay! For the first time in a long time, perhaps ever some might argue, the judging seemed fair. Or at least as fair as anything that is judged subjectively can be. No first over the finish line victors in figure skating. That said however, it really feels like that ‘new’ judging system with its … Continue reading the story "Biggest Skating Story NOT the Judging"
They say there’s no such thing as bad publicity. True or not, one side benefit to all the recent talk about the future of figure skating, and just what direction it should go in, is that hopefully the sport’s audience will continue to grow. The water-cooler effect and all that. Audiences declined after the 2002 scandal, which served … Continue reading the story "Future of Skating?"
I wasn’t going to wade into the Olympic figure skating judging thing again today, but certain comments just kept coming back to me. Two very different sources, but both sharing similar sentiments, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and Canadian skater Elvis Stojko have each had things to say about the Men’s figure skating results. Stojko's in particular surprised me in their aggressiveness. Beginning with Putin however, … Continue reading the story "Putin and Stojko React"
Up until now I have stayed away from the subject of the 2010 Winter Olympics. Up until now that is. I just couldn’t pass up the opportunity to share my delight following last night’s Men’s figure skating competition, both skating and judging. While no system can be perfect, the ‘new’ one that has evolved since the 2002 Olympic Pair’s judging scandal, has gone a long … Continue reading the story "Lysacek Gold, Plushenko Silver"