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Oh, like Joubert who should already retire, I think it would be doubly embarrassing for Plushenko to win outside the medals and then he will issue some sour-loser remarks again after. Not cool. It's better that he watch the competition holding hands with Johnny Weir and Joubert. They should just work as commentators.

What a trio THAT would be. The supercilious egomaniac, the matinee idol and the nancy-boy. I can't imagine that they could hold a conversation together for five minutes.

BTW, "nancy-boy" isn't intended to be offensive, but how exactly do you describe Johnny Weir? Everything that comes to mind sounds even worse....

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But at least 1 Canadian skater/team managed to land on the podium at all grand prix events. while the US were shut out at Skate Canada and Cup of China.

By my count, this is what the team trophy would look like based on the results of the 2013 worlds. I picked The top 9 countries plus Ukraine. I gave Japan, Ukraine and Spain a 3 point on the pairs sho

For Ice Dancing:

Qualifying 3 pairs:

-USA

-Canada

-Russia

Qualifying 2 pairs:

-France

-Italy

-Germany

Qualifying 1 pair:

-Great Britain

-Ukraine

-Lithuania

-Azerbaijan

Lithuania will almost certainly turn down their spot since the female skater on the team does not have Lithuanian citizenship and I do not believe they have another world class pair.

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so, that makes it 6 dance spot at Nebelhorn? or still 5?

Depends. In 2010 Lithuania declined their spot so late nobody was able to fill it. But otherwise it would be 6 spots instead of 5.

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Depends. In 2010 Lithuania declined their spot so late nobody was able to fill it. But otherwise it would be 6 spots instead of 5.

The president declined citizenship after the Nebelhorn tropy that time I believe. They know the answer so the quota most likelt will be rejected .

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Just get Allison Reed (the 3rd Reed sibling). Now, she's dancing for Israel. Previously it was for one of the -stans. I mean, if there's a competitive Ice Dancing whore, it's Allison. She'll compete under any flag just so long as she can ice-dance!!

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Just get Allison Reed (the 3rd Reed sibling). Now, she's dancing for Israel. Previously it was for one of the -stans. I mean, if there's a competitive Ice Dancing whore, it's Allison. She'll compete under any flag just so long as she can ice-dance!!

The issue is that the government doesn't want to give citizenship, not that the athlete doesn't want to obtain it.

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Just get Allison Reed (the 3rd Reed sibling). Now, she's dancing for Israel. Previously it was for one of the -stans. I mean, if there's a competitive Ice Dancing whore, it's Allison. She'll compete under any flag just so long as she can ice-dance!!

Allison competed for Georgia not one of the stans.

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Assuming the top 6 doesn't change, Russia will only be able to send 2 female skaters in Sochi.



China has found the heir to Chen Lu.

Final groups on the ice. Skate order: Wagner, Murakami, Kostner, Asada, Osmond and Kim

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Osmond will only get better as she matures.



US ladies gets 3 spots for Sochi



Spain is knocked out of qualifying. Australia qualifies last spot in women's

Kostner's nose is bleeding

Kostner took a nasty spill in her final jump. I think that was a loop.

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Results

Men's

1. Patrick Chan, Canada

2. Dennis Ten, Kazakhstan

3. Javier Fernandez, Spain

Ladies

1. Yuna Kim, Korea

2. Carolina Kostner, Italy

3. Mao Asada, Japan

Pairs

1. Tatiana Volosozhar/Maxim Trankov, Russia

2. Aljona Savchenko/Robin Szolkowy, Germany

3. Meagan Duhamel/Eric Radford, Canada

Ice Dance

1. Meryl Davies/Charlie White, USA

2. Tessa Virtue/Scott Moirs, Canada

3. Ekaterina Bobrova/Dmitri Soloviev, Russia

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Canada, France, Germany, Russia and USA qualify to compete at the Team trophy.


Edit countries with 3 disciplines qualified can compete so Italy and China have also qualified.

Japan is a pair in either event from qualifying as well. Ukraine, Estonia, UK, and Sweden are also one away.

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Canada will be sending 3 men's, 3 pairs, 3 ice dance teams and 2 ladies skater.

US will be send 3 ladies, 3 ice dance teams, 2 men's and 2 pairs

What a return for Yuna Kim.



I wonder if Korea will maximize the 3 slots for the ladies?

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Canada will be sending 3 men's, 3 pairs, 3 ice dance teams and 2 ladies skater.

US will be send 3 ladies, 3 ice dance teams, 2 men's and 2 pairs

What a return for Yuna Kim.

I wonder if Korea will maximize the 3 slots for the ladies?

I think they will, just to allow the other 2 to get experience for 2018 when Kim will be retired.

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Canada, France, Germany, Russia and USA qualify to compete at the Team trophy.

Edit countries with 3 disciplines qualified can compete so Italy and China have also qualified.

Japan is a pair in either event from qualifying as well. Ukraine, Estonia, UK, and Sweden are also one away.

The qualification system is confusing, but it looks like qualification for the team trophy competition is only based on a silly ranking system. From there, the ten teams currently in a qualifying position are Canada, Russia, the US, Italy, France, China, Germany, Japan, Spain and South Korea.

Edit: did I /ever/ mention I hate this damn qualification system?

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Canada should win team competition easily.

Lookin that way. However, the Olympics will be the very first time that format will be run at any competition (which is completly ridiculous) so there could be nice or nasty surprises.

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What is the format, I've tried to find it before but couldn't.

South Korea? Where is their man, pairs and dance team?

I, too, am having a hard time understanding this Team event thing. Will the "alternates" be competing in it...therefore DOUBLING the number of skaters who will show up in Sochi?

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