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It’s a shame both Chan and Hanyu fell, they both looked a bit rattled by it
Had neither fallen Chan’s command of the entire Ice rink should have given him the gold.


Other wise some enjoyable performances
I cant help feeling though that if a skater falls landing a jump they should not get a mark for the jump.

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I'm not an expert in the sense of someone who has been through judge's school is, but I am a skater and know the ins and outs of the COP system pretty well. After going back and looking at the detai

Lets be honest guys, if Kim Yuna was called Yulia Kim and got Russian citizenship between 2010 and 2014 she would have won the gold medal.

It’s a shame both Chan and Hanyu fell, they both looked a bit rattled by it

Had neither fallen Chan’s command of the entire Ice rink should have given him the gold.

Other wise some enjoyable performances

I cant help feeling though that if a skater falls landing a jump they should not get a mark for the jump.

If they didn't get any mark for a fall, you wouldn't see very many quads and you would never see women considering a triple axel. I do think that a penalty of 1 point is down in the noise, though.

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Congrats Yuzuru in the costume designed by J.Wier(if I'm not mistaken).

Kinda looks like it; altho Weir didn't mention that in his coverage. Omigod, u should've seen Weir. The BLINGIEST jacket ever; :blink: and then black leather pants if I wasn't mistaken. Even off the camera, he is still as flamboyant as ever. It's funny because his commentary is very pointed but quite reserved. Oh Janee.... :(

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Kinda looks like it; altho Weir didn't mention that in his coverage. Omigod, u should've seen Weir. The BLINGIEST jacket ever; :blink: and then black leather pants if I wasn't mistaken. Even off the camera, he is still as flamboyant as ever. It's funny because his commentary is very pointed but quite reserved. Oh Janee.... :(

Johnny has just mentioned on his twitter;https://twitter.com/JohnnyGWeir

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TV and SM were scored less their SB when this performance was better. MD and CW were scored a world record when their performance was nothing that spectacular (Canadian announcers).

Remember that report that came out about the vote swap?

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TV and SM were scored less their SB when this performance was better. MD and CW were scored a world record when their performance was nothing that spectacular (Canadian announcers).

Remember that report that came out about the vote swap?

Oh God. I knew this was gonna happen.

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TV and SM were scored less their SB when this performance was better. MD and CW were scored a world record when their performance was nothing that spectacular (Canadian announcers).

Remember that report that came out about the vote swap?

From the iceberg, the Canadians felt significantly slower than the Americans. Especially the twizzles of the US pair were awesome. And clearly SM seems a better skater than TV. Remember: the rules of skating are to judge on the weakest skater of the pair.

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From the iceberg, the Canadians felt significantly slower than the Americans. Especially the twizzles of the US pair were awesome. And clearly SM seems a better skater than TV. Remember: the rules of skating are to judge on the weakest skater of the pair.

Nope. Not possible! The fix was in from the start!

/sarcasm

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Virtue and Moir and Davis and White are completely different skaters. The Canadians are a lot more technical and precise, the Americans have more speed and show. The Canadian holds are stronger, they skate closer together and in more positions than their American counterparts. It really just depends on what the judges are looking for. Older, more classical judges and commentators will always favour the Canadians, younger and newer judges will favour the Americans.

If you look at the scores, there are two big differences. Davis/White had 1 more point base value than Virtue/Moir. The other is the GOE for the first element.

That being said, Virtue/Moir should probably be about a point higher than they are. The biggest issue I have is that the French team are behind the Russians. The Russian score is inflated in my opinion and it affects the placing, whereas I do not think the inconsistencies with the scoring of the top two would affect current placing.

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I honestly felt Virtue/Moir were better in 2010 and I think Davis/White are better this year. Both pairs are very strong.

We Americans didn't complain when the Canadians were on top. Do they really need to cry foul play now? I see no evidence of corruption. Just looks like sour grapes.

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There are expert blogs out there pinpointing the problems of Davis and White and how they have been getting generous technical calls and inflated component scores over the last few seasons. Not to mention many past ice dancers were chiming in on Twitter last night saying they didn't understand the judging, including the inventor of the Finnstep which was the required steps for the short dance.

http://icedanceanalysts.blogspot.tw/

http://www.thestar.com/sports/sochi2014/figureskating/2014/02/16/tessa_virtue_scott_moir_second_after_olympic_ice_dance_short_program.html

ISU's Facebook page LOL

https://www.facebook.com/isufigureskating/photos/a.266691110022504.73457.255007411190874/734850106539933/?type=1

And this is my favorite (because I just don't like D/W)

http://daviswhite2014.blogspot.tw/

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There are expert blogs out there pinpointing the problems of Davis and White and how they have been getting generous technical calls and inflated component scores over the last few seasons. Not to mention many past ice dancers were chiming in on Twitter last night saying they didn't understand the judging, including the inventor of the Finnstep which was the required steps for the short dance.

http://icedanceanalysts.blogspot.tw/

http://www.thestar.com/sports/sochi2014/figureskating/2014/02/16/tessa_virtue_scott_moir_second_after_olympic_ice_dance_short_program.html

ISU's Facebook page LOL

https://www.facebook.com/isufigureskating/photos/a.266691110022504.73457.255007411190874/734850106539933/?type=1

And this is my favorite (because I just don't like D/W)

http://daviswhite2014.blogspot.tw/

Wow. Someone disagrees with the scoring. Welcome to figure skating! People have always disagreed over scores. And ice dancing in particular is quite arbitrary in judging.

Seriously, this is all so ridiculous. When the Canadians win in Vancouver, it's fair and square. I had no issue with that.

But when the Americans win, it's all a big fix. :rolleyes:

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