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  1. This book is once again available for pre-order on Amazon.
  2. Mine has been H&L since autumn 2016 and I don't see any reason to change it. Hearing it makes me so happy.
  3. I read this as "we would love to hold the event if it is possible". Situation is quite calm right now and things are starting to open in the beginning of June (restaurants with limitations, sports leagues, gatherings of max 50 people). But the atmosphere is quiet and everybody is like "let´s wait and see". Events of 500 people and over are forbidden until the end of July and it can continue still. Some say that the second wave is coming sometime in autumn, some say it won´t come, but we just have to wait and see.
  4. I was watching WC 2017 pairs SP and remembered Yu/Zhang. Are there any recent news about them? I can´t even remember what happened to them? Were they both injured?
  5. Wasn´t there earlier this year an interview with Laternik where he said that they don´t expect the proposition to pass but want to use it as an opener to wider discussion or something like that? Or did I dream about it?
  6. Yuzu tells here little about his diet, about 53 minutes onward. He likes chips and soft drinks and goes to McDonald's.
  7. Last time he competed in Finland the member of the competition organization told about the special security mesures that they provided for Yuzu. Basically they planned his every step from the hotel to the ice rink and back. And back in 2017 WC I remember seeing videos from his arrival and there were bodyguards around him who looked very Finnish. So I guess it depends also on the competition organization and their responsibility to provide adequate security for all the skaters. That being said I don´t think it would have been that hard for the JSF to contact the organization and ask about the airport security. And maybe they did, we can´t know for sure. Hopefully today´s chaos won´t happen ever again. By the way, I remember seeing Yuzu also with other Marimekko backpack some years (?) ago. Looks like he likes the brand and as a Finn I couldn´t be happier.
  8. Very irrelevant, but at Finnish nationals one of the junior ladies had a pooh tissuecover. It looked like a handmade which made it even cuter.
  9. It was Alexei Yagudin´s free program when he won the Olympics and WC in 2002. There are surely others too, but when I hear the music I remember his program.
  10. About NDP I remember very vaguely this story how Wilson just gave the choreography to Yuzu and when Yuzu asked what the theme of the program was, they gave him a French movie with English subtitles, so Yuzu had basically no idea what he was skating to. Then when he returned to Japan, he found Japanese subtitles and began to understand the program better. Don´t ask for any sources because I don´t have them. I just have this tendency to remember these weird things about Yuzu and my memory could be wrong. I just remember thinking like “oh, poor baby” when hearing/reading this story many years ago.
  11. I just read Valtteri´s recent interview. He hasn´t specialized yet but is doing kind of freelance job in the public health care (sorry, I don´t know the right terms for this). He is actually living in my hometown so I kind of wonder if I ever get a chance to be his patient although I don´t want to be sick. He is working in order to pay his skating and after Finlandia Trophy he wants to go to Germany to train with Michael Huth for two months. He has studied and trained in Germany so the country is familiar to him plus it is his wife´s home country. I got the impression that he is very analytical and knows what he wants to achieve in skating. He has tried to do just skating but discovered that that was too hard for him. The dual roles as a doctor and a skater suit him better. Right now Valtteri is working to stabilize the 3A and 4T, and after seeing how Roman Galay is progressing, I would say that he needs them if he wants to compete for the Finnish spot for the EC and WC.
  12. The latest NHK Trophy video message and Yuzu´s reference to the 2015 NHK Trophy made me checking some things. 2015 NHK Trophy was held in the rink that was built for the Olympics in Nagano (remember how after the perfect Seimei Yuzu pointed at the Olympic rings). This happened two and half years before the 2018 Olympics. This year’s NHK Trophy is held in the rink that was built for the 1972 Olympics in Sapporo and the competition is held two and half years before the next Olympics. Of course, this doesn´t mean anything but it is interesting that these kinds of random coincidences seem to happen around Yuzu quite often.
  13. They talk about the Finnish skating federation´s profit. And when you consider how they organized the event at short notice, you could say that the GP Helsinki was a true jackpot for the federation. They don´t know yet how to use the money but personally I would put it to the junior work and some other developement projects which would benefit the Finnish figure skating in the long-term. But this is just my personal opinion.
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