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  1. There's no ticket info available unfortunately. In a normal year tickets would have been sold already but there's still no guarantee of an audience. If you sign up to the mailing list of your country's Olympic ticket retailer they'll let you know as soon as there's any new info. Would have loved to have gone but we're not allowed to leave the country and there's no plan to open borders until mid 2022 at the earliest.
  2. I think it's entirely possible to hold it without an audience if they provide a paid live stream for all days, as they did today. If they make it available internationally, as some other events in Japan have, they'd make a fortune. They could sell merchandise by mail order as well. It could be really successful. I really hope they'll do this in future instead of taking the massive risks they're taking with this tour.
  3. I believe people from Tohoku were given priority for tickets for Hachinohe, but Miyagi is in a quasi-state of emergency at the moment as well. Afaik Japan is like Sweden in that they can't enforce lockdowns so it's only a request for people not to go out unnecessarily. (Please correct me if I'm wrong.') 50% audience is safer but still unsafe. We only see everyone sitting apart on TV, we don't see the congested lines at the entrance/exit and for the toilets, then there's the matter of trains and hotels and cafes etc that audience members go to. People who went to WTT said it was very scary and dangerous. It's distressing to see skaters without masks at all these events mixing together freely without quarantining. 😥 I really hope they can stay safe...
  4. Unfortunately holding an ice show in a less affected reason means bringing people in from harder hit areas and spreading the virus to the local community. I think perhaps he's missing the bigger picture here, jobs are certainly not more important than health, especially when the virus can leave people permanently ill or worse. IMO a lot of people involved in this show and with competitions in Japan don't deserve to keep their jobs for creating such dangerous events, anyway. What a shame fans didn't pressure organisers to hold it without an audience. Beyond disappointing to see tens of thousands of people happily risking everyone's health to watch an ice show. Horrifying to see so many elderly people in the audience as well. 😓 From what I've read, people with underlying conditions may begin to receive vaccines in May/June but vaccination of the general public isn't expected to begin until July, so no one in the cast or crew nor the vast majority of people in the audience will have received even their first shot. 😓
  5. Reports from today were that there were lots of people eating and drinking and talking in the passages in the arena even though all three are prohibited. The person who reported it said they were scared to walk through them. The same person who said there were no paper towels reported that people we running out of the toilets without washing their hands at all because instead of moving the start time earlier so it could finish in time the organisers only gave people a 15 minute intermission, and people cared more about watching the show than proper hygiene. Paper towels are important for turning off the taps to avoid touching bacteria and virus. Dryers spread particles and shouldn't be used. With thousands of people a day using the facilities, it's not a matter of being "picky." Why should anyone have to wipe their hands on their clothes after touching contaminated surfaces in the middle of a pandemic? Not that any one of those people should be there in the first place. I'm flawed by the level of denial.
  6. Four days of this... This post has been tagged by yuzuangel as [NEWS].
  7. Poor Zhenya has tested positive for covid. Why would they be testing her regularly if she wasn't a close contact of a confirmed case? How are any members of Sambo allowed at CoR? They should all be quarantining right now. I'd be surprised if yesterday's WD was due to pneumonia.
  8. They're already not healthy. They're over trained and underfed to delay puberty.
  9. I don't understand Russian so I'm not sure if this is accurate but if it is then
  10. they could have done GP series this way and we'd be seeing Yuzu's new programs soon but ISU is really that dense
  11. Not sure if it's been posted here but the Australian National Championships scheduled for Nov/Dec have been cancelled and won't be rescheduled due to the uncertainty of domestic border closures and quarantine measures. https://bddb0f3c-5b25-4fd8-b64c-5ae09e0c4567.filesusr.com/ugd/b5945d_2dae37622bff4dc1ae5b0d464ec781d2.pdf ISU really is crazy to think 4CC could ever happen.
  12. Are you considering the audience or just the athletes? Because if you've seen the lines for toilets at FS events...
  13. Iirc the extra monitor at Nats was an asthma monitor. I think he's only worn a monitor during competition that once but he's worn the usual monitor during galas.
  14. It's just cruel to advertise 4CC at this point. It's impossible. Yuzu won't be there anyway even if there is a miracle.
  15. EP's entire career is based on painting celebrities which imo is the only reason her work draws any attention at all. I agree that her paintings of Yuzu capture nothing at all of his essence. I personally have no qualms about purchasing fanart/fan goods so long as it's actually *art* and not just a photo printed on something. It's not an either or situation when it comes to buying official goods vs fanart so it's not like it's taking money from Yuzu or his sponsors. I wish more fan artists were okay in selling their work because I'd love to own it. Imo there are far more talented artists on Twitter than EP but she's made more money than any of them would see in a lifetime even from selling small "mass produced" fan goods.
  16. Nessun Dorma is the theme music for TV Asahi's coverage of the GP series as well as Figure Skating Legend Program, so I guess it's probably because of its strong association with FS? 🤔
  17. I just assumed that ISU failed to update the document to reflect the postponement. They're not exactly the most competent organisation, right?
  18. A venue must hold an international competition before it's allowed to be used for the Olympics. It's to test the readiness of the venue and the host etc.
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