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2007 - 2008 Isu Figure Skating Season


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i wonder if Dubreul (?) and Lauzon will be returning next year?

I was watching on tv last night and they said that they'll return next season to go for Gold in Vancouver. If they return they'll be one of the Gold medal favourites in Vancouver. Then we have our other Dance team which is in place to currently medal at these World Championships. We'll have two teams that would be serious medal contenders in the Ice Dancing discipline.

Then we have 1 serious medal contender in Ladies Skating.

1 serious medal contender in Pairs that just won the Bronze medal at these World Championships.

Then 1 serious medal contender in Mens Skating. Jeff Buttle won the Bronze medal at the Torino Olympics and currently sits in 1st place after the Short Program at these World Championships.

Things are looking great for Canada come Vancouver 2010.

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I was watching on tv last night and they said that they'll return next season to go for Gold in Vancouver. If they return they'll be one of the Gold medal favourites in Vancouver. Then we have our other Dance team which is in place to currently medal at these World Championships. We'll have two teams that would be serious medal contenders in the Ice Dancing discipline.

Then we have 1 serious medal contender in Ladies Skating.

1 serious medal contender in Pairs that just won the Bronze medal at these World Championships.

Then 1 serious medal contender in Mens Skating. Jeff Buttle won the Bronze medal at the Torino Olympics and currently sits in 1st place after the Short Program at these World Championships.

Things are looking great for Canada come Vancouver 2010.

Except you know, when it comes to actual Olympic time, the home team favorites usually flub out due to nerves, injuries. Check out the past histories.

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Except you know, when it comes to actual Olympic time, the home team favorites usually flub out due to nerves, injuries. Check out the past histories.

Not when lots of money has been invested into the athlete program through "Own The Podium", which also provides our athletes with the best psychological coaches to keep their minds at ease and off the nerves. Team Canada has completely overhauled their Winter Sporting program and it's really paying off right now.

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Except you know, when it comes to actual Olympic time, the home team favorites usually flub out due to nerves, injuries. Check out the past histories.

Baron, the US did all they could in SLC, Japan wasn't that strong in 1998, either was Norway or France. Canada and Russia have been the only countries that consistently produce medal potentials in at least 3 of the disciplines since the turn of the century, we both have had threats in Men's, pairs and ice dance and Russia has always had a good female.

Canada should be able to take 3 medals in figure skating if things continue as they are.

Its just unfortunate that Cynthia Pheneuf got into injury trouble, she was a raising star and has not yet got back on course.

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Ice Dance

1. Isabelle Delobel/Olivier Schoenfelder - France

2. Tessa Virture/Scott Moir - Canada

3. Jana Khokhlova/Sergei Novitski - Russia

4. Tanith Belbin/Benjamin Agosto - United States

5. Federica Faiella/Massimo Scali - Italy

6. Meryl Davis/Charlie White - United States

7. Nathalie Pechalat/Fabian Bourzat - France

8. Sinead Kerr/John Kerr - Great Britain

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Good luck to john and sinead kerr, we need to bring back the magic of Torvill and Dean
i was watching torvill and dean's one of their 1994 and bolero from 1984 and it was so beautiful.
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Jeffrey Buttle leader after the short will be skating last in the free skate.

Johnny Weir (US) is #2, but Brian Joubert (FRA) is #6 -- going into the Final portion. Best Russian guy is #15!!

Am shocked Belbin and Agosto only coming in #4 in the total. I guess that fall of Tanith really hurt them.

Here's their disastrous Compulsory Dance portion: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y8vo8XDgzps...feature=related And they started so greatly too!!

But it's good for them to fall at this time; giving them enough time to regroup for next year and Vancouver.

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Johnny Weir (US) is #2, but Brian Joubert (FRA) is #6 -- going into the Final portion. Best Russian guy is #15!!

Am shocked Belbin and Agosto only coming in #4 in the total. I guess that fall of Tanith really hurt them.

Here's their disastrous Compulsory Dance portion: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y8vo8XDgzps...feature=related And they started so greatly too!!

But it's good for them to fall at this time; giving them enough time to regroup for next year and Vancouver.

Buttle is gonna screw up again like last year.

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I cannot believe that Buttle won the world championships, by 14 points no less. A skater without a quad in regular use winning by such a convincing margin.

Canada was the only country to have a skater in the top 5 of each event, something the Russians usually do.

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Men's Result

Gold: Jeffrey Buttle - Canada

Silver: Brian Joubert - France

Bronze: Johnny Weir - USA

Canada and the USA gets to send 3 men's skater in Los Angeles.

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2007-2008 Season officially ends. The road to Los Angeles officially starts.

Grand Prix Schedule

Skate America, Everett, WA - 24-26 October

Homesense Skate Canada International, Ottawa, ON - 30 October - 02 November

Cup of China, China (host city TBA) - 06 - 09 November

Trophée Eric Bompard Cachemire, France (host city TBA) - 13 - 16 November

Cup of Russia, Russia (host city TBA) - 20 - 23 November

NHK Trophy, Japan (host city TBA) - 27 - 30 November

ISU Grand Prix Final, TBA - 11 - 14 December

2009 European Figure Skating Championships, Helsinki, Finland - 19 - 25 January

2009 Four Continents Figure Skating Championships, Vancouver, British Columbia - 02 - 08 February

2009 World Figure Skating Championships, Los Angeles, California - 23 - 29 March

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I read on CBC.ca that the Grand Prix Final will be held in South Korea next season, and it will be a junior and senior tournament together (the junior-level skaters have their own Grand Prix circuit, which takes them to more diverse countries each season than the senior circuit does).

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I read on CBC.ca that the Grand Prix Final will be held in South Korea next season, and it will be a junior and senior tournament together (the junior-level skaters have their own Grand Prix circuit, which takes them to more diverse countries each season than the senior circuit does).

Ooooo, that'll be feather in South Korea's cap especially in PyongChang's preparation for a renewed 2018 Winter bid.

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Canada will be sending 3 men's skaters, 2 ladies skaters, 3 teams for pairs and 2 teams for ice dance in Los Angeles 2009. USA will have 2 ladies and pairs team and 3 men's and ice dance pairs.

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