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  1. 60% PCS scoring in LP? In other words, they just want to promote their favs to win and pin it on subjectivity.
  2. Or who made the hole so big ? There were 8 or 9 skaters (after ice resurfacing) before Yuzu skated. Also, now I'm wondering did the hole make Boyang Jin pop 2 of his quads?
  3. Since someone is describing the 'hole in ice' situation, here's a video of it. Hasnt this already been posted in the forum?
  4. What I can say is it's never personal for me in terms of supporting/defending athletes, across different sports. There are more important & serious things happening in real life that needs attention. I dont worked up when such situations(backstabbing, etc) happen to me, directly. Such is human nature, the big world out there is not as ideal as we would like it to be. Hence I said the chinese saying "society is very realistic". So, for now, I will enjoy watching Yuzuru's SP a 3rd time & the other men the 1st time. While trying to do my work, at midnight, haha.
  5. Ok. Since there are members who got offended with what Johnny Weir said I had to make comparision with the content I've seen NBC produce. I'm not American but have worked in media field before & have an idea how things are supposed to operate.
  6. I do not think ultimately Johnny has a choice in the talking points or the framing of questions, looking at how offensive NBC or CBS or CNN can get. Well, that's us. The real world is very different. Esp if it involves earning enough to survive. Like the chinese saying goes "Society is very realistic"
  7. 1) For one thing, NBC even disses their own President, cos he's from a different party. What more non USA skaters. So, in comparison, what Johnny said is mild compared to how NBC treats their own Americans. It's just to spice things up, which is what American media tend to do. Basically, to me, Johnny Weir has to say what NBC wants him to say if he wants to keep his commentating job. + what Johnny says is pretty mild by NBC standards. 2) Didnt Japanese media make some remarks when Yuzu lost to Shoma at Japan Nationals? Japan's media themselves arent that complimentary of Yuzuru. Needless to say, JSF have never been all that supportive of him.
  8. Johnny Weir is commentator for NBC right? He works for NBC, he has to say those things to make USA skaters look good, esp Nathan.
  9. I'm more inclined to believe it's typo error.
  10. That's cos TCC is a private club. They dont allow details of training to be public unless the skater himself or herself says so. For Yuzuru, most things are secret. The only time it's anything close was Joseph Phan saying Yuzuru was struggling during training before 2019 WC. Followed by "But you dont see that at the competition right?" This was a compliment to Yuzuru's mental strength. As for 'exposing' skater weaknesses, that's the coach's dept. Orser did that in the early years. Examples : Yuzuru didnt know how to stand/pose properly for his opening pose, didnt do off ice training before going to Orser, Yuzuru too focused on quads & not on basics like Orser wanted him to.
  11. I know. Just stating that countries cannot ban all China nationals from entering. They can implement partial ban but not total.
  12. My country, Malaysia, yesterday announced that it will stop issuing visas to those from Wuhan and Hubei province. https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2020/01/27/coronavirus-travel-ban-malaysia-stops-visas-for-chinese-travellers-from-affected-areas Although Wuhan has been on lockdown since Jan 23, there are those entering through neighbouring countries like Singapore & Thailand. Even Philippines which sent back a few hundred Wuhan tourists are Not implementing a total ban of all China nationals. I have read that approval from WHO is needed for total ban. For athletes, they are not traveling for pleasure but work and honour of their country. So, by logic, the skaters should be exempted from China's outbound travel restriction. The host country should be able to receive them as long as they are not from ground zero areas & dont show symptoms.
  13. It's an Asian trait, more so Japanese. You dont see Nathan saying he's good in this & that. The whole time of the GPF press con, Yuzuru & Nathan were complimenting each other back & forth. Very Asian. As for Yuzuru, he's been talking abt his faults/mistakes since he turned senior. That didnt stop him from winning 2 OG Golds, 2 World titles and I think 4 GPF titles. At Japan Nationals, Shoma as the winner was also reflective of his own shortcomings while being happy he came out of a rut. And of course praised his senior, Yuzu kun. I would say all the Japanese skaters talk similarly. If they dont do well, they are kuyashi. If they win, they still will say they need to improve their weaknesses. You should see the interviews with the other Japanese men, how they are constantly compared to Yuzuru, how they often feel they dont measure up. The latest is Koshiro Shimada, Sota Yamamoto.
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