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Hah that would be ideal. Those 2 made me sick when they cried and complained on them losing to their teammates. Just because they won the last one they felt they deserved to win this one as well. They haven't beaten Davis and White the last 2 years, what makes them think one night is going to make a difference? They've peaked while Davis and White got better and better. And if they had such an issue with the coach spending a little more time with Davis and White, then they should have made the switch long ago.

We're getting away from the issue here. But V&M are equally good as D&W (actually, I think they have a nicer line than Charlie & Meryl.) V&M got it in 2010 becuz the Games were in Canada...and there could only be one winner. They (V&M) knew that the ISU would recognize D&W the next time around. It's really just whose turn it is next.

The next big Ice Dance battle will be between Weaver (who's really American) & Poje vs. Chock-Bates. But because W&P are a slightly better matched couple height-wise, and the US won it last time, I think W&P will be the next favored dance couple and Chock-Bates who are equally dynamic, will just be playing catch up going into the next quadrennium.

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^lol, yea that sounds like sport to me. Anything that involves it being someone's "turn" to win is not sport, it's an affront to every game ever played. Ice Dance is a cancer that should be done away with.

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^lol, yea that sounds like sport to me. Anything that involves it being someone's "turn" to win is not sport, it's an affront to every game ever played. Ice Dance is a cancer that should be done away with.

I don't agree with that. It's beautiful to watch. Yes, there are adjudacating problems, but the world is better thanks to the contributions of Torvill and Dean, Klimova and Ponomarenko, Virtue and Moir, Davis and White. They have all done amazing things and created truly magical moments. If ice dancing doesn't belong in the Olympics, where does it belong? Could those incredible performances have happened in any other way? I doubt it.

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We're getting away from the issue here. But V&M are equally good as D&W (actually, I think they have a nicer line than Charlie & Meryl.) V&M got it in 2010 becuz the Games were in Canada...and there could only be one winner. They (V&M) knew that the ISU would recognize D&W the next time around. It's really just whose turn it is next.

The next big Ice Dance battle will be between Weaver (who's really American) & Poje vs. Chock-Bates. But because W&P are a slightly better matched couple height-wise, and the US won it last time, I think W&P will be the next favored dance couple and Chock-Bates who are equally dynamic, will just be playing catch up going into the next quadrennium.

it helped that it was in Canada but Tessa and Scott were clearly head and shoulders above the competition in 2010. To be honest, Davis and White were rewarded for their athleticism and not their artistry. Meryl has the same facial reaction and annoying smile. They were just lucky that the judges started favoring them after the 2011-12 season.

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it helped that it was in Canada but Tessa and Scott were clearly head and shoulders above the competition in 2010. To be honest, Davis and White were rewarded for their athleticism and not their artistry. Meryl has the same facial reaction and annoying smile. They were just lucky that the judges started favoring them after the 2011-12 season.

I actually think the judges got it right. Virtue and Moir were CLEARLY superior in 2010. The Mahler was absolutely extraordinary. I thought Davis and White's "Phantom" routine was superbly executed, but really quite gauche.

However, I think Davis and White were really superior in 2014. Both "My Fair Lady" and "Scheherazade" were stunning. Virtue and Moir were very strong, but just did not have the same magic.

I don't believe it was a "let's take turns" situation. I understand the history of problems with ice dancing, but I do agree with these results.

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^lol, yea that sounds like sport to me. Anything that involves it being someone's "turn" to win is not sport, it's an affront to every game ever played. Ice Dance is a cancer that should be done away with.

You are NOT required to watch it yaknow. <_<

Just block it off your radar just as you have an "Ignore" button here. :rolleyes:

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Just reminding of the GP Schedules.


2014/15 ISU Grand Prix Schedules


Skate America, 24-26 Oct, Chicago (Hoffman Estates), Illinois

Skate Canada Int'l, 31 Oct - 02 Nov, Kelowna, British Columbia

Cup of China, 7-9 November, Shanghai

Rostelecom Cup, 14-16 November, Moscow

Trophee Eric Bompard, 21-23 November, Bordeaux

NHK Trophy, 28-30 November, Osaka

ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final, 11-14 December, Barcelona

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Results

Men

1. Tatsuki Machida, Japan

2. Jason Brown, USA

3. Nam Nguyen, Canada

Ladies

1. Elena Radionova, Russia

2. Elizaveta Tuktamysheva, Russia

3. Gracie Gold, USA

Pairs

1. Yuko Kavaguti/Alexander Smirnoff, Russia

2. Haven Denney/Brandon Frazier, USA

3. Cheng Peng/Hao Zhang, China

Ice Dance

1. Madison Chock/Evan Bates, USA

2. Maia Shibutani/Alex Shibutani, USA

3. Alexandra Stepanova/Ivan Bukin, Russia

Next Stop: Kelowna, British Columbia for Skate Canada International 2014.

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Men

1. Takahito Mura, Japan

2. Javier Fernandez, Spain

3. Max Aaron, USA

Ladies

1. Anna Pogorilaya, Russia

2. Ashley Wagner, USA

3. Satoko Miyahara, Japan

Pairs

1. Meagan Duhamel/Eric Radford, Canada

2. Wenjing Sui/Cong Han, China

3. Evgenia Tarasova/Valdimir Morozov, Russia

Ice Dance

1. Kaitlyn Weaver/Andrew Poje, Canada

2. Piper Gilles/Paul Poirier, Canada

3. Madison Hubbell/Zachary Donohue, USA

Next Stop: Shanghai, for Cup of China

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Men

1. Maxim Kovtun, Russia

2. Yuzuru Hanyu, Japan

3. Richard Dornbush, USA

Ladies

1. Elizaveta Tuktamysheva, Russia

2. Julia Lipnitskaia, Russia

3. Kanako Murakami, Japan

Pairs

1. Cheng Peng/Hao Zhang, China

2. Xiaoyu Yu/Yang Jin, China

3. Xuehan Wang/Lei Wang, China

Ice Dance

1. Gabriella Papadakis/Guillaume Cizeron, France

2. Maia Shibutani/Alex Shibutani, USA

3. Anna Cappellini/Luca Lanotte, Italy

Next stop: Moscow for Rostelecom Cup.

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Men

1. Javier Fernandez, Spain

2. Sergei Voronov, Russia

3. Michal Brezina, Czech Republic

Ladies

1. Rika Hongo, Japan

2. Anna Pogorilaya, Russia

3. Alaine Chartrand, Canada

Pairs

1. Ksenia Stolbova/Fedor Klimov, Russia

2. Evgenia Tarasova/Vladimir Morozov, Russia

3. Kristina Astakhova/Alexei Rogonov, Russia

Ice Dance

1. Madison Chock/Evan Bates, USA

2. Elena Ilinykh/Ruslan Zhiganshin, Russia

3. Penny Coomes/Nicholas Buckland, Great Britain

Next Stop: Bordeaux for Trophee Eric Bompard.

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Men

1. Maxim Kovtun, Russia

2. Tatsuki Machida, Japan

3. Dennis Ten, Kazakhstan

Ladies

1. Elena Radionova, Russia

2. Julia Lipnitskaia, Russia

3. Ashley Wagner, USA

Pairs

1. Ksenia Stolbova/Fedor Klimov, Russia

2. Wenjing Sui/Cong Han, China

3. Xuehan Wang/Lei Wang, China

Ice Dance

1. Gabriella Papadakis/Guillaume Cizeron, France

2. Piper Gilles/Paul Poirier, Canada

3. Madison Hubbell/Zachary Donohue, USA

Next and last stop: Osaka for NHK Trophy.

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Men

1. Daisuke Murakami, Japan

2. Sergei Voronov, Russia

3. Takahito Kura, Japan

Ladies

1. Gracie Gold, USA

2. Alena Leonova, Russia

3. Satoko Miyahara, Japan

Pairs

1. Meagan Duhamel/Eric Radford, Canada

2. Yuko Kavaguti/Alexander Smirnov, Russia

3. Xiaoyu Yu/Yang Jin, China

Ice Dance

1. Kaitlyn Weaver/Andrew Poje, Canada

2. Ksenia Monko/Kiril Khaliavin, Russia

3. Kaitlyn Hawayek/Jean-Luc Baker, USA

Line up for Barcelona is complete.

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In case you don't keep up with it or don't want to look it up, here are the qualifiers:

Men's:

(Russia) Maxim Kovtun

(Spain) Javier Fernández

(Japan) Tatsuki Machida

(Japan) Takahito Mura

(Russia) Sergei Voronov

(Japan) Yuzuru Hanyu

Women's:

(Russia) Elena Radionova

(Russia) Elizaveta Tuktamysheva

(Russia) Anna Pogorilaya

(USA) Gracie Gold

(Russia) Yulia Lipnitskaya

(USA) Ashley Wagner

Pairs:

(Russia) Ksenia Stolbova / Fedor Klimov

(Canada) Meagan Duhamel / Eric Radford

(Russia) Yuko Kavaguti / Alexander Smirnov

(China) Peng Cheng / Zhang Hao

(China) Sui Wenjing / Han Cong

(china) Yu Xiaoyu / Jin Yang

Ice Dancing:

(USA) Madison Chock / Evan Bates

(Canada) Kaitlyn Weaver / Andrew Poje

(France) Gabriella Papadakis / Guillaume Cizeron

(USA) Maia Shibutani / Alex Shibutani

(Canada) Piper Gilles / Paul Poirier

(Russia) Elena Ilinykh / Ruslan Zhiganshin

Ugh at the Russian dominance. Glad to see the US is at least going strong in Ice Dancing lol. Sure we have 2 American women go through to the final, but there's a good chance neither of them will medal. While the US has been focusing so much on artistic points, it's completely forgotten to focus on the technical aspect of it as well, which is why I feel we fall so far behind the rest of the world in men's and women's singles and pairs.

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In case you don't keep up with it or don't want to look it up, here are the qualifiers:

Men's:

(Russia) Maxim Kovtun

(Spain) Javier Fernández

(Japan) Tatsuki Machida

(Japan) Takahito Mura

(Russia) Sergei Voronov

(Japan) Yuzuru Hanyu

Women's:

(Russia) Elena Radionova

(Russia) Elizaveta Tuktamysheva

(Russia) Anna Pogorilaya

(USA) Gracie Gold

(Russia) Yulia Lipnitskaya

(USA) Ashley Wagner

Pairs:

(Russia) Ksenia Stolbova / Fedor Klimov

(Canada) Meagan Duhamel / Eric Radford

(Russia) Yuko Kavaguti / Alexander Smirnov

(China) Peng Cheng / Zhang Hao

(China) Sui Wenjing / Han Cong

(china) Yu Xiaoyu / Jin Yang

Ice Dancing:

(USA) Madison Chock / Evan Bates

(Canada) Kaitlyn Weaver / Andrew Poje

(France) Gabriella Papadakis / Guillaume Cizeron

(USA) Maia Shibutani / Alex Shibutani

(Canada) Piper Gilles / Paul Poirier

(Russia) Elena Ilinykh / Ruslan Zhiganshin

Ugh at the Russian dominance. Glad to see the US is at least going strong in Ice Dancing lol. Sure we have 2 American women go through to the final, but there's a good chance neither of them will medal. While the US has been focusing so much on artistic points, it's completely forgotten to focus on the technical aspect of it as well, which is why I feel we fall so far behind the rest of the world in men's and women's singles and pairs.

I didn't expect the slackening of Russian dominance in figure skating to last long. I think in prep for the Sochi Olympics, Putin's gov't have paid their coaches well to prevent them from leaving for the west; have probably upgraded training facilities at least in Moscow and St. Pete. And they do have that LONG, solid tradition of ballet which you need for classic figure skating. It makes all the difference in the line of the skater.

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