21 November 2014

2014 Warsaw Cup


The Warsaw Cup is an annual international figure skating competition. It became part of the ISU Challenger Series in the 2014–15 season. The event is held 21-23 November in Warsaw, Poland. 

The schedule SHOULD be as follow. Remember that times are GMT+1 and in this time zone now it is 

2014-11-21

12:00:00 Short Dance
13:45:00 Men Short Program
17:00:00 Pairs Short Program

2014-11-22

11:00:00 Ladies Short Program
14:15:00 Men Free Skating
17:45:00 Free Dance

2014-11-23

08:45:00 Pairs Free Skating
10:30:00 Ladies Free Skating




Broadcast live streaming video on Ustream

20 November 2014

2014 Trophée Éric Bompard - Entries and where to watch


The 2014 Trophée Éric Bompard is the fifth of six events in the 2014–15 ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating. The competition is held in Bordeaux, France from 21–23 November 2014. Medals will be awarded in the disciplines of men's singles, ladies' singles, pair skating, and ice dancing. Skaters may also earn points toward qualifying for the Grand Prix Final.

Entries are as follows.

MEN

1 Han YAN CHN 1  
2 Florent AMODIO FRA 2  
3 Chafik BESSEGHIER FRA 2  
4 Tatsuki MACHIDA JPN 3  
5 Denis TEN KAZ 4  
6 Maxim KOVTUN RUS 5  
7 Konstantin MENSHOV RUS 5  
8 Adian PITKEEV RUS 5  
9 Richard DORNBUSH USA 6  
10 Douglas RAZZANO USA 6  
11 Adam RIPPON USA 6

LADIES

1 Veronik MALLET CAN 1  
2 Eliska BREZINOVA CZE 2  
3 Laurine LECAVELIER FRA 3  
4 Mae Berenice MEITE FRA 3  
5 Haruka IMAI JPN 4  
6 Maria ARTEMIEVA RUS 5  
7 Julia LIPNITSKAIA RUS 5  
8 Elena RADIONOVA RUS 5  
9 Anna OVCHAROVA SUI 6  
10 Samantha CESARIO USA 7  
11 Courtney HICKS USA 7  
12 Ashley WAGNER USA 7

PAIRS

1 Miriam ZIEGLER / Severin KIEFER AUT 1  
2 Kirsten MOORE-TOWERS / Michael MARINARO CAN 2  
3 Wenjing SUI / Cong HAN CHN 3  
4 Xuehan WANG / Lei WANG CHN 3  
5 Vanessa JAMES / Morgan CIPRES FRA 4  
6 Nicole DELLA MONICA / Matteo GUARISE ITA 5  
7 Ksenia STOLBOVA / Fedor KLIMOV RUS 6  
8 Alexa SCIMECA / Chris KNIERIM USA 7

DANCE

1 Piper GILLES / Paul POIRIER CAN 1  
2 Alexandra PAUL / Mitchell ISLAM CAN 1  
3 Gabriella PAPADAKIS / Guillaume CIZERON FRA 2  
4 Charlene GUIGNARD / Marco FABBRI ITA 3  
5 Rebeka KIM / Kirill MINOV KOR 4  
6 Sara HURTADO / Adria DIAZ ESP 5  
7 Madison HUBBELL / Zachary DONOHUE USA 6


The schedule SHOULD be as follow. Remember that times are GMT+1 and in this time zone now it is 

NOVEMBER 21


15:30 - Pairs SP (live)
22:30 - Ladies SP
23:30 - Men SP


15:30 - Pairs SP (live)
17:00 - Ladies SP (live)
20:55 - Men SP (live)
22:50 - SD (live)

NOVEMBER 22


00:15 - SD
13:00 - Ladies FP (live)
15:00 - Pairs FP (live)
18:15 - FD (live)

Спорт

13:05 - Ladies FP (live)
16:45 - Pairs FP
18:30 - FD (live)
20:10 - Men FP (live)

NOVEMBER 23


14:00 - Men FP
14:30 - Galà (live)

Спорт

14:30 - Galà (live) 


Entries/Results here

12 November 2014

2014 Rostelecom Cup - Entries and streaming links


The 2014 Rostelecom Cup (also known as Cup of Russia) is the fourth of six events in the 2014–15 ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating, a series of senior-level invitational competitions.

The competition will be held in Moscow, Russia from 14–16 November 2014. Medals will be awarded in the disciplines of men's singles, ladies' singles, pair skating, and ice dancing. Skaters also earned points toward qualifying for the Grand Prix Final.

Entries are as follows.

MEN

1 Jeremy TEN CAN 1
2 Michal BREZINA CZE 2
3 Ivan RIGHINI ITA 3
4 Takahiko KOZUKA JPN 4
5 Artur GACHINSKI RUS 5
6 Moris KVITELASHVILI RUS 5
7 Sergei VORONOV RUS 5
8 Javier FERNANDEZ ESP 6
9 Max AARON USA 7
10 Jason BROWN USA 7
11 Stephen CARRIERE USA 7
12 Misha GE UZB 8

LADIES

1 Alaine CHARTRAND CAN 1
2 Eliska BREZINOVA CZE 2
3 Rika HONGO JPN 3
4 Miyabi OBA JPN 3
5 So Youn PARK KOR 4
6 Maria ARTEMIEVA RUS 5
7 Anna POGORILAYA RUS 5
8 Maria STAVITSKAIA RUS 5
9 Joshi HELGESSON SWE 6
10 Ashley CAIN USA 7
11 Mirai NAGASU USA 7
12 Angela WANG USA 7

PAIRS

1 Annabelle PRÖLSS / Ruben BLOMMAERT GER 1
2 Narumi TAKAHASHI / Ryuichi KIHARA JPN 2
3 Kristina ASTAKHOVA / Alexei ROGONOV RUS 3
4 Ksenia STOLBOVA / Fedor KLIMOV RUS 3
5 Evgenia TARASOVA / Vladimir MOROZOV RUS 3
6 Jessica CALALANG / Zack SIDHU USA 4
7 Haven DENNEY / Brandon FRAZIER USA 4
8 Dee Dee LENG / Simon SHNAPIR USA 4

ICE DANCE

1 Penny COOMES / Nicholas BUCKLAND GBR 1
2 Rebeka KIM / Kirill MINOV KOR 2
3 Elena ILINYKH / Ruslan ZHIGANSHIN RUS 3
4 Victoria SINITSINA / Nikita KATSALAPOV RUS 3
5 Alexandra STEPANOVA / Ivan BUKIN RUS 3
6 Alexandra ALDRIDGE / Daniel EATON USA 4
7 Madison CHOCK / Evan BATES USA 4
8 Kaitlin HAWAYEK / Jean-Luc BAKER USA 4


The schedule SHOULD be as follow. Remember that times are GMT+1 and in this time zone now it is 

14 November

Eurosport 2

13:00-14:30 – Ladies SP (live)
14:45-16:00 – Pairs SP (live)
17:00-18:30 – Men SP (live)
18:45-20:00 – SD (live)

Спорт

13:00-14:30 – Ladies SP (live)
14:45-16:00 – Pairs SP (live)
19:00-20:00 – SD (live)
20:00-20:30 – Men SP

15 November

Eurosport 2

12:00-13:45 – Ladies FP (live)
14:00-15:30 – Pairs FP (live)
15:45-18:00 – Men FP (live)
18:00-19:30 – FD (live)

Спорт

12:00-14:00 – Ladies FP (live)
14:00-16:00 – Pairs FP (live)
16:00-18:00 – Men FP (live)
18:00-19:30 – FD (live)

16 November

Eurosport 2

14:00-15:30 – Gala (live)

Спорт

13:00-15:30 – Gala (live)



Entries/Results here

10 November 2014

Some news after the Cup of China events...

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All of us get very worried after seeing Japanese Yuzuru Hanyu and Chinese Han Yan colliding very hard during the warm up of the free skating at the Cup of China last week end. Both of them decided to go on with the competition, despite visibly suffering from the collision.

Hanyu got back to Japan as soon as he finished competing, where he was brought to the hospital for some examinations. In a TV interview, Orser said Yuzuru was examined by a doctor of the American team, to be sure he hadn't a concussion. Yan too was interviewed and he seemed to feel better.

Japanese Federation released a public statement concerning Hanyu conditions: in addition to the stitches applied on his head and chin, the Japanese champion sprained is right ankle and suffered some contusions. Doctors' prognosis consists in two or three weeks, putting in serious doubt Hanyu's participation to the NHK Trophy. The young skater is determined to respect all his sports engagements, but he will defer to doctors’ judgement.

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The ISU has fined Russian skater Yulia Lipnitskaya after she failed to attend the award ceremony at the Cup of China. The forfeiture was due  to Lipnitskaya being angry with herself: she was leading after the short program, but made some mistakes during her free skate program and lost the gold medal in favor of her compatriot Elizaveta Tuktamysheva. According to the rules, the participation in the awarding ceremony is mandatory and a skater that fails to attend it is fined by cutting part of his or her prize money. Lipnitskaya earned $13,000 for her second place, however, ISU Vice President David Dore refused to name the exact amount of fine imposed on the 16-year-old Russian figure skater.

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Adelina Sotnikova have to renounce to both her Grand Prix assignments, the Rostelecom Cup and the NHK Trophy. The Olympic champion injured her ankle during a training session, after landing a triple flip. Doctors report an injury to the ankle's ligaments and a prognosis of three weeks.


9 November 2014

Interview with Italian skater Valentina Marchei

www.valentina-marchei.com
I'm sure many of you, like myself, are big fans of Italian champion Valentina Marchei. You'll be happy to know, than, that  A Voce Alta recently published an interview with the Italian figure skater. The original Italian version of the interview is accessible on their site. Or, if you prefer, you can read a translated English version below.

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Q: Sport and life: do they go on in parallel or they cross each other?

VM: Sport is a school of life experience, it teaches you to respect schedules, hard work, and your opponents. Besides, if it becomes a work for you, as it has been for me for quite some time now, you're able to travel the world and strike up true friendships, made of passion and common goals to achieve. In my future life, my life after figure skating, I'll make good use of the lessons this rigorous sport taught me, above all, being able to face challenges, being able to lose and get up again, even in hard times.

Q: Why did you choose single above pairs skating?

VM: I choose to skate alone and not in pair because I'm an individualist and ambitious person, and I like to win alone.

Q: Do you like to be the centre of attention? Are you an exhibitionist? During training you seems an ordinary and shy young girl, while during a competition you become a sexy and intriguing woman. So who is Valentina Marchei?

VM: Valentina isn't an exhibitionist, neither she want to be the centre of attention. She loves very much her sport, and, only when she skates, she loves to show off, that is interacting with the spectators. Skaters are actors on the ice. When I build my competitions programs, I look for music that told a story and trough which I can express my feelings. Valentina is a simple girl, who loves to be with her friends; it's only on the ice that I change, I play a role.

Q: Why did you go abroad to train?

VM: It came a moment when I realized I was at a point of no return, and, if I wanted to make progress, I had to find spurs elsewhere. I looked for a coach and a rink with skaters more skilled than me who would be able to help me raise the bar. 

Q: What do you think of figure skating in Italy and what would you suggest? Any ideas or comparison with other countries?

VM: Figure skating in Italy is in stalemate. The best athletes train abroad and the new generation would need breath of fresh air. I have some ideas, but I don't know if when I retire I'll be able to put them into practice. Anyway, I'd like to put my abroad experience in the service of the younger skaters, right here.

Q: What prospects and objectives do you have for your career?

VM: Since I've improved in the last years, I'd like to go on, till my body allows me, providing young skaters athletically better off won't turn me away from the rink. In addition to some other Italian title,  it's been long I've been dreaming to win an European medal. Last year it was really close.

Q: Is it winning really essential to feel satisfied? Which spurs do you find competing in a tight spot, for example knowing that your skills won't earn yo a medal?

VM: It is always the love and the passion for the sport you play that make you go on, even if you know your limits. Not only medals can give satisfaction. Also a well skated competition is a good reason for wanting to skate even better next time...

Q: When you'll turn professional, what you'll dedicate yourself to?

VM: I have many projects for the future. First of all, I want to graduate and than to take a master abroad. Then, I'd like to open a school, so as to pass to younger skaters the passion that brought me thus far.

Q: Would you advise young people to take up figure skating? If so, why?

VM: Gliding on the skates makes you feel free, like a butterfly that flies gently. Besides, if a girl loves music, with figure skating she will learn to perform it. It is a really elegant sport, that makes the body more harmonic.

Q: Does a skater live on this sport?

VM: Unfortunately not, even if you win a lot, you can't live on figure skating, unless you are the Korean Olympic champion...

Q: Last question of this interview, there's something you want to tell us?

VM: After the Team Event, in Sochi, I was contacted by the CH2, the composers of "Nyah", my long program's music. I daresay that they've been struck by how I performed that music on ice, insomuch as they asked me if I want to make a video with them. It's exciting! I've been invited to Sorrento  as well, after that people of the region have been struck by the fact I choose "Torna a Surriento" for my Olympic short program. I achieved to realize what I wish to happen on the ice, that is engage spectators, interact with those before me, and making them fall in love with my sport!


Interview with French skater Bruno Massot

Bruno Massot - Patinage artistique l'équipe de france
If you're a fan of Bruno Massot, you'd be glad to know that Patinage artistique l'équipe de france published an interesting interview with the French skater. You can read the original French version of the interview on their page. Or, if you prefer, you can read a translated English version below.
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Q: If you hadn't succeeded in figure skating, what would you have liked to do?

BM: If not figure skating... I play the piano, so maybe I'd have become pianist. But I'm an active type, so I'd have played another sport for sure. Or maybe I'd have become actor!

Q: When you're really tired, what do you prefer? A good film? Music? Or a massage?

BM: When I'm tired, I like to watch a good film or listen to good music, with a massage, of course!

Q: What's your cult book?

BM: A book? What's that? (he laugh)

Q: What's your cult film?

BM: Mmm... Inglorious bastards.

Q: What's your best journey?

BM: Up to now, it's Japan.

Q: What's utter happiness for you?

BM: A desert island, with a boat, my girlfriend and a Porsche!

Q: When is the last time you cried?

BM: This morning, when I waked up without my girlfriend, who's away...

Q: When is the last time you had the giggles?

BM: The last time I had the giggles... Mmm, I laugh every day, so I don't know, really.

Q: What's the main trait of your character?

BM: I never throw in the towel.

Q: And the trait of which you're the least proud of?

BM: Sometimes I get on edge a bit easily...

Q: What's you're greatest fear?

BM: Spiders. Or getting hurted.

Q: What's your favorite color?

BM: Night blue.

Q: What's your motto?

BM: I never had a motto.

Q: What's the song you whistle under the shower?

BM: Bah, I whistle what's on my cellphone.

Q: What's the object you take everywhere with you?

BM: My skates.

Q: Do you sponsor any association?

BM: No, I don't.

Q: What's your anti stress technique?

BM: To fight the stress, there's nothing better than listening to music for me.

Q: Do you have a model in figure skating?

BM: A model? I really never had one... There were skaters I loved, but I don't want to resemble anyone! I want to be stronger!

Q: To which skaters of team France you're closer?

BM: We're all close, no preferences.

Q: Do you have any odd habits, before a competition or a gala?

BM: Before going to skate or warming-up, I always take a coffee.

Q: Do you want to say something to your fans?

BM: To my fans, thank you very much for your support and encouragement. I work very hard and it's encouraging to have supporters.


Tomáš VERNER

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NameTomáš Verner
Place of birthPisek
Birthdate: June 03, 1986
Weight: 159 lbs (72 kg)
Height: 510 (1.80 m)
Hobbies: soccer, movies, reading
Country represented: Czech Republic

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Verner started skating at the age of five. He also did athletics and played football before choosing to focus on skating. At the age of 12, he moved from Písek, where he was born, to Prague where his talent was spotted by coach Vlasta Kopřivová.

He won his first national title in the 2001–02 season. Over the next four years, Verner finished as high as 10th place at Europeans and 13th at Worlds. Verner became the first man from the Czech Republic to win Europeans in 16 years when he took the title in 2008. Petr Barna was European Champion in 1992. 

He missed much of the 2004–05 season after he twisted his ankle and tore part of the muscle from the bone. He trained in Prague and also traveled regularly to Oberstdorf, Germany to train with Michael Huth. Verner switched coaches and moved to Canada for training in summer 2010.

In August 2013, Verner announced that he would return to Oberstdorf full-time to work with Michael Huth as his coach.

In December 2014, Verner competed at the Czech Championships where he won his tenth title, twenty-eight points ahead of second-place finisher, Michal Brezina, securing himself a spot at his third Olympics. He finished 11th at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. Although he initially intended to retire in February 2014, Verner decided to compete at the 2014 World Championships in Saitama, Japan, and finished tenth at the event. He then retired from competition.

Resultshere


Offcial site: http://www.tomasverner.com/




Stéphane LAMBIEL

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Name: Stéphane Lambiel
Place of birthMartigny
Birthdate: April 02, 1985
Weight: 148 lbs (67 kg)
Height: 58 (1.75 m)
Hobbies: travelling
Country represented: Switzerland


Nicknames: the Little Prince, Stephinou, the King of Spins

Turned professional: 9 March 2010

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Stéphane has an older sister, Silvia, and a younger brother, Christophe. At the age of 7, having watched his sister skate, he became so fascinated by the art that he spent every evening watching skating videos and practicing jumps in the garage. A couple of years later he met Peter Grütter, who became and has remained his coach ever since, and Salomé Brunner, his long-time choreographer.
In 1997, when the World Figure Skating Championships were being held in Lausanne, Stéphane was officially invited to perform an exhibition where he impressed with his natural abilities, not only as an entertainer, but also as a promising competitor. At the time he was Swiss novice men’s champion. He went on to win all the national championships he attended, earning himself the senior title eight times in a row.
Stéphane achieved his first World Champion title in Moscow in 2005, becaming the first Swiss man to win Worlds in 48 years since Hans Gerschwiler, the 1947 World Champion. He then won the Silver Medal at the 2006 Olympic Games in Torino, an accomplishment that he had set his sights on since childhood. A mere month later, he won the World Championships for a second time.
Lambiel decided to sit out the 2007 European Championships. During the summer, he moved to Wayne, New Jersey, to work with Viktor Petrenko and Galina Zmievskaya. However, a lasting injury which he sustained during the World Championships to the adductor muscle of his left leg prevented him from training sufficiently and consequently he announced his retirement from competitive figure skating in October 2008.
In July 2009 he announced his desire of participating in the Vancouver Winter Olympics. He obtained his qualification in September by winning the Nebelhorn Trophy in Oberstdorf and the Silver medal at the 2010 European Championships in Tallinn. In the Vancouver Winter Olympics, Stéphane had the great honor of carrying the national flag during the opening ceremony. Although he fought admirably until the very end of the competition, the Swiss champion finished fourth.
Stéphane is a powerful jumper, but his spins - quick, tightly centered and with eye-catching positions - are what set him apart.

Results: here


Offcial site: http://www.stephanelambiel.com/


Brian JOUBERT

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Name: Brian Joubert
Place of birth: Poitiers, Vienne, France
Birthdate: September 20, 1984
Weight: 170 lbs (77 kg)
Height: 510 (1.79 m)
Hobbies: motorcycle, music, billard, fencing, aquaristics, painting, bowling
Country represented: France

Nicknames: Babou

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He suffered a life-threatening illness at the age of 11 months, which led to the removal of one kidney. He started to skate at age four because his two elder sisters, Sarah and Alexandra, skated. Originally, he wanted to play ice hockey, but his mother signed him up for figure skating lessons. Joubert immediately liked the jumping.
Joubert is the first Frenchman to become World Champion in 42 years since Alain Calmat was World Champion in 1965. He also was the first French man to win the European title in 40 years when he took the gold in 2004. At the 2004 European Championships in Budapest, Joubert delivered the best performance of his career, defeating Russia's Evgeny Plushenko with an inspired free skate that included two quadruple jumps. Joubert is one of two men to have defeated Plushenko since the Salt Lake Games; Canada's Emanuel Sandhu is the other. He won the bronze medal in his debut at the 2002 European Championships and has medalled in each European Championships since. He has competed at Worlds since 2002 and won six medals. First European skater to land three quads in one program (2006 Cup of Russia). Joubert switched coaches after the 2009/10 season and returned to former coach Veronique Guyon.
Joubert competed at the 2014 Winter Olympics, his fourth time at the Olympics. The oldest competitor in the men's event, Joubert was 7th in the short program and 14th in the free skate, finishing 13th overall. He announced his retirement from competitive skating immediately following the free skate
Joubert has been considered a heartthrob in France. This reputation has been contributed by media appearances after his first victory at the 2004 European Championships and silver medal at the World Championships and short relationship with former Miss France, Lætitia Bléger. He later brought a lawsuit against Bléger for 40,000 Euros for insinuating that he was homosexual and that their relationship was arranged to hide this. Bléger and two magazines that published her allegations were ordered by a French court to pay a total of 17,000 Euros. He was later involved with Italian figure skater Valentina Marchei, but the relationship eventually ended. Brian was also involved with Manika Auxire, who represented Poitou-Charentes in Miss France 2012 election.
Joubert intends to coach after the end of his competitive career.

Results: here


Offcial site: http://www.brian-joubert.com/



Evgeni PLUSHENKO

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Name: Evgenij Viktorovič Pljuščenko (Евге́ний Ви́кторович Плю́щенко​)
Place of birth: Solnechni, Khabarovsk Krai, Soviet Union
Birthdate: November 03, 1982
Weight: 159 lbs (72 kg)
Height: 510 (1.78 m)
Hobbies: cars, computer games, ballett
Country represented: Russia

Nicknames: the Tsar, the last Tsar of Russia, the King, Zhenya

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He was sent to the ice rink by his mother at age four. He took up figure skating to strengthen his poor health. His first coach was Tatiana Skala, while later he continued to train under the guidance of Mikhail Makoveev, with whom he won his first ever competition, the "Crystal Skate" tournament at the age of seven. When he was eleven years old, his ice rink in Volgograd was closed. Having to choose between quitting figure skating and leaving his family behind, he was sent alone to Saint Petersburg to train with the team of legendary Alexei Mishin, who was already training the 1994 Olympic Champion Alexei Urmanov and the then upcoming future champion Alexei Yagudin. Evgeni had to face difficulties during his first years in St. Petersburg, 1000 miles away from his parents and sister, living alone in a communal flat in circumstances that did not match his young age. His family was working extra shifts in order to support their son's dream. With the financial and moral support of his coach Alexei Mishin, Evgeni's life started improving and he could concentrate on training.
Plushenko is the first skater to perform a quadruple toeloop-triple toeloop-triple loop combination in competition (Cup of Russia 2002).
On June 18, 2005, Plushenko married Maria Ermak, a sociology student at the University of St. Petersburg, in a lavish ceremony at the Hotel Astoria in St. Petersburg. Their child, a son named Egor Evgenievich (originally Kristian), was born on June 15, 2006. They separated, however, not long afterwards and divorced in February 2008. Plushenko got married to Jana Rudkovskaia in September 2009.
Plushenko retired from competition after winning his Olympic title in February 2006, decided to come back and then retired again. In March 2009, Plushenko announced that he had returned to training in order to prepare for the 2010 Olympics. Plushenko finished second, winning the silver medal with a total score of 256.36, 1.31 points behind the winner Evan Lysacek. He said of Lysacek: "I think we need to change the judging system – a quad is a quad. If an Olympic champion doesn't do a quad, well I don't know..."
On June 28, 2010, the International Skating Union (ISU) revoked his eligibility due to participation in skating shows without his federation's authorization. Eligibility was restored by the ISU in June 2011.
On 22 January 2014, it was announced that Plushenko had been awarded Russia's sole men's spot for the 2014 Winter Olympics. It will be his fourth Olympics. At the 2014 Winter Olympics, Plushenko competed in both the short and free skate segments of the team figure skating competition. He placed second in the short program with a personal best score of 91.39 behind Yuzuru Hanyu of Japan. He placed first in the free skate portion with a score of 168.20, garnering 19 points for his team. Russia won team gold, ten points ahead of Canada who got silver. This was Plushenko's second Olympic gold medal, giving him a total of four Olympic medal. After struggling with a back injury in practice, Plushenko decided to withdraw from the competition after his pre-short program warm up on 13 February 2014. It was announced shortly after that he was going to have another back surgery on March 2, 2014, citing a snapped pin in his back
Plushenko intends to coach after the end of his competitive career.

Results: here


Official site: http://evgeni-plushenko.com/eng/


5 November 2014

2014 Cup Of China - Entries and streaming links


Organized by the Chinese Skating Association, the 2014 Cup of China is the third event of six in the 2014–15 Grand Prix, a senior-level invitational competition series. The event will be held in Shanghai from 7–9 November 2014. Medals will be awarded in the disciplines of men's singles, ladies' singles, pair skating, and ice dancing. Skaters also earned points towards qualifying for the Grand Prix Final.

Entries are as follows.

MEN

1 Nam NGUYEN CAN 1  
2 Yuhang GUAN CHN 2  
3 Yi WANG CHN 2  
4 Han YAN CHN 2  
5 Alexei BYCHENKO ISR 3  
6 Yuzuru HANYU JPN 4  
7 Keiji TANAKA JPN 4  
8 Jin Seo KIM KOR 5  
9 Maxim KOVTUN RUS 6  
10 Richard DORNBUSH USA 7  
11 Misha GE UZB 8  
LADIES  

1 Gabrielle DALEMAN CAN 1  
2 Zijun LI CHN 2  
3 Kanako MURAKAMI JPN 3  
4 Anne Line GJERSEM NOR 4  
5 Hae Jin KIM KOR 5  
6 Julia LIPNITSKAIA RUS 6  
7 Elizaveta TUKTAMYSHEVA RUS 6  
8 Viktoria HELGESSON SWE 7  
9 Ashley CAIN USA 8  
10 Polina EDMUNDS USA 8  
11 Christina GAO USA 8

PAIRS

1 Natasha PURICH / Andrew WOLFE CAN 1  
2 Cheng PENG / Hao ZHANG CHN 2  
3 Xuehan WANG / Lei WANG CHN 2  
4 Xiaoyu YU / Yang JIN CHN 2  
5 Nicole DELLA MONICA / Matteo GUARISE ITA 3  
6 Vera BAZAROVA / Andrei DEPUTAT RUS 4  
7 Arina CHERNIAVSKAIA / Antonino SOUZA-KORDYERU RUS 4  
8 Jessica CALALANG / Zack SIDHU USA 5

ICE DANCE

1 Alexandra PAUL / Mitchell ISLAM CAN 1  
2 Shiyue WANG / Xinyu LIU CHN 2  
3 Yiyi ZHANG / Nan WU CHN 2  
4 Yue ZHAO / Xun ZHENG CHN 2  
5 Gabriella PAPADAKIS / Guillaume CIZERON FRA 3  
6 Anna CAPPELLINI / Luca LANOTTE ITA 4  
7 Elena ILINYKH / Ruslan ZHIGANSHIN RUS 5  
8 Maia SHIBUTANI / Alex SHIBUTANI USA 6


The schedule SHOULD be as follow. Remember that times are GMT+1 and in this time zone now it is 

NOVEMBER 07

09:00 SD on Eurosport 2   and on Спорт  from 08:30
10:30 Ladies' SP on Eurosport 2   and on Спорт 
12:30 Men's SP on Eurosport 2   and on Спорт 
14:00 SD on Eurosport 2 
14:30 Pairs' SP on Eurosport 2   and on Спорт 
18:00 Pairs' SP on Eurosport 2

NOVEMBER 08

08:00 FD on Eurosport 2   and on Спорт  from 08:30
09:30 Ladies' FP on Eurosport 2   and on Спорт from 17:25
11:45 Men's FP on Eurosport 2   and on Спорт 
14:00 Pairs' FP on Eurosport 2   and on Спорт 
18:00 Pairs' FP on Eurosport 2 
19:00 Ladies FP on Eurosport 2 
20:00 Men's FP on Eurosport 2 

NOVEMBER 09

07:30 Gala on Eurosport 2   and on Спорт 
14:30 Gala on Eurosport 2  and on Спорт 




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