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[Worlds 2011] Moving Worlds to another place

ISU announced a new statement about Worlds 2011 and WTT 2011.

At the moment, the following cities (in random order) seem possible host places of Worlds 2011:

  • Moscow, Russia
  • Lake Placid or Colorado Springs, USA
  • Helsinki, Turku or Tampere, Finland (Wow!)
  • Vancouver, Canada
  • Graz, Austria
  • Zagreb, Croatia
  • Oberstdorf, Germany
  • Gangneung, South Korea
  • Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Torino, Italy
  •  

    Another news from YLE

    News from Aamulehti

    A column by Philip Hersh/Chicago Tribune

     

    will be updated!

    ISU World Figure Skating Championships 2011 – ISU World Team Trophy 2011

    21 Mar 2011 07:04

    Since the outbreak of the crisis, the ISU was and remains in close contact with the Japan Skating Federation (JSF) who in turn did likewise with the competent Japanese authorities. After having explored all possible options to maintain the 2011 ISU World Figure Skating Championships in Japan, the JSF has now informed the ISU that regretfully and reluctantly they must decline hosting the Championships in Japan. Also, the JSF agreed to the postponement of the ISU World Team Trophy initially scheduled to be held in April 2011 to be held instead in April 2012 in Japan at a place and exact dates to be agreed upon. The ISU agrees with this conclusion.

    While the ISU gave priority to find a solution to keep the 2011 ISU World Figure Skating Championship in Japan, the ISU fully understands the JSF decision. As we all struggle to come to terms with the unimaginable tragedies following the monstrous earthquake of March 11, the ISU reiterates its expressions of grief and sympathy to all those affected by loss of life, injury and loss of homes. The ISU admires the resilience, strength of character and faith of the Japanese people in recovering from this tragedy.

    In light of this catastrophe, the consequences on sports events and in particular the ISU World Figure Skating Championships and ISU World Team Trophy become relatively secondary. Nevertheless, it is the ISU’s duty to find the best possible solution for a possible rescheduling and relocation of the Events taking into account all points of view.

    Based on spontaneous proposals from ISU Member federations received to host the Championships and possibly additional Members who might be interested and available, the ISU Council is evaluating the different options taking into account all relevant aspects and points of view. This primarily involves the tremendous logistical challenge to organize and conduct such major Event on short notice. Also, the Council cannot ignore legal and contractual constraints as well as timing conflicts with other skating or sporting events.

    Considering the scope and complexity of the situation, quick evaluations and decisions were and remain extremely difficult to make and the ISU counts on the understanding of the Figure Skating community for taking a minimum but reasonable amount of time to reach conclusions in cooperation with the concerned ISU Members and entities.

    The ISU Council is conscious that a solution satisfying all points of view is probably difficult to be achieved and begs all involved for their understanding and cooperation in these truly exceptional circumstances.

    An update of the situation will be communicated in the coming days.

    Ottavio Cinquanta          Fredi Schmid
    President                        Director General

     

    [Worlds 2011] Worlds in Tokyo will be postponed

    According to the statement by ISU(below) and some news,
    Worlds 2011 in Tokyo will be at least postponed (maybe to April) or finally canceled.

    Japan Earthquake/Tsunami
    14 Mar 2011 06:53

    ISU World Figure Skating Championships 2011 Tokyo

    Lausanne, March 14, 2011
    Taking into account the continued critical developments in Japan, the ISU’s primary concern for the safety of all participants, spectators and members of concerned entities as well as the travel advisories from many governments to avoid travel to Japan until the situation is settled, the ISU in consultation and agreement with the Japan Skating Federation (JSF) and in line with the advise of the Japanese authorities, has concluded that the staging of the ISU World Figure Skating Championships 2011 scheduled to be held on March 21-27, 2011 is not possible and the Championships will not be held during that time.The postponement of the Event or alternatively the final cancellation is under evaluation. 

    The same applies to the ISU World Team Trophy in Figure Skating scheduled to be held in Yokohama on April 14-17, 2011.

    It is understood that a postponement of the above-mentioned World Championships as well as the holding of the ISU World Team Trophy is subject to the confirmation by the competent Japanese authorities that the situation is back to normal conditions allowing the safe conduct of major ISU sports Events in the Tokyo area.

    As soon as the situation in this respect has been finalized, the ISU will inform all parties concerned of the decision taken.

    Ottavio Cinquanta               Fredi Schmid
    President                             Director General

     

    …will be updated later!

     

    [Worlds 2011] Worlds in Tokyo is coming soon!

    Worlds2011_logo_and_typo

    Worlds in Tokyo is coming soon and can’t wait!

    Schedule

    Ladies SP
    Fri. 25 March 17:00 –

    Ladies FS
    Sat. 26 March 17:30 –

    Exhibition
    Sun. 27 March 15:00 –

    Venue

    Yoyogi National Stadium First Gymnasium, Tokyo, Japan

    Official site

    http://worlds2011.jp/

    Entries

    Ladies entries

    …will be updated soon!

    Nordics 2011

    According to official website of the event, it seems neither Kiira, nor Laura will participate to next Nordics in Copenaghen:

    http://www.nordics2011.dk/Event%20Info/Entries.aspx

    The new entries representing Finland are Alisa Mikonsaari, Beata Papp, Juulia Turkkila and Cecilia Torn.

    Maybe STLL decided to organize a stage in Vierumaki, but I’m not sure of this: has anyone some news about it?

    Tweets on 2011-01-30

    Kiira Korpi performs FS - Euros 2011
    Photo: (c) Kari Kuukka (Image used with a permission of the photographer)

    • Well, let's start the live watching of Euros! The last group will be on the ice soon. #
    • The last group started warming up.
      Ksenia, Carolina, Kiira, Elene, Viktoria and Sarah. #
    • Ksenia MAKAROVA start skating to Evita, which is the same song to Kiira. #
    • http://www.myp2p.eu/broadcast.php?matchid=103267&part=sports #
    • Next, Carolina! #
    • Kiira is coming next! Don't miss it! 🙂 #
    • Sarah Meier won Euros 2011 with 170.60, Silver: Carolina Kostner 168.54, Bronze: Kiira Korpi 166.40. #
    • Who imagined such a dramatic scenario?
      The great retirement competition for Sarah. Congrats! #

    [Euros 2011] Kiira is 1st with 63.50 after SP!

    Euros 2011 Kiira Korpi got 63.50 and 1st after SP
    © Kari Kuukka (Image used with a permission of the photographer)

    Kiira’s SP was perfect and beautiful!
    She got 63.50 points and now 1st after SP!! Yes!!!

    Good luck for tomorrow, Kiira!

    You’re almost winning and take it easy!!!

    Pl. Name Nation TSS
    =
    TES
    +
    PCS
    +
    SS TR PE CH IN Ded.
    StN.
    1 Kiira KORPI FIN 63.50 33.18 30.32 7.50 7.25 7.71 7.57 7.86 0.00 #23
    2 Ksenia MAKAROVA RUS 60.35 32.98 27.37 6.96 6.50 6.93 6.82 7.00 0.00 #21
    3 Sarah MEIER SUI 58.56 31.56 27.00 6.79 6.43 6.86 6.79 6.89 0.00 #24
    4 Viktoria HELGESSON SWE 54.70 29.39 25.31 6.50 6.07 6.39 6.25 6.43 0.00 #25
    5 Elene GEDEVANISHVILI GEO 53.68 27.03 26.65 6.71 6.36 6.71 6.64 6.89 0.00 #19
    6 Carolina KOSTNER ITA 53.17 26.02 29.15 7.46 7.11 7.04 7.36 7.46 2.00 #17
    7 Mae Berenice MEITE FRA 51.61 29.41 22.20 5.71 5.29 5.64 5.54 5.57 0.00 #20
    8 Valentina MARCHEI ITA 51.24 25.36 25.88 6.43 6.14 6.61 6.43 6.75 0.00 #22
    9 Sarah HECKEN GER 51.12 27.72 24.40 6.21 5.86 6.21 6.07 6.14 1.00 #26
    10 Ira VANNUT BEL 50.90 30.67 20.23 5.25 4.82 5.18 5.11 4.93 0.00 #15
    11 Sonia LAFUENTE ESP 49.10 26.45 22.65 5.79 5.50 5.68 5.68 5.68 0.00 #27
    12 Jenna MCCORKELL GBR 48.65 25.54 23.11 5.96 5.54 5.89 5.71 5.79 0.00 #28
    13 Alena LEONOVA RUS 48.40 22.66 25.74 6.54 6.14 6.43 6.46 6.61 0.00 #18
    14 Juulia TURKKILA FIN 45.17 25.65 19.52 5.04 4.57 4.96 4.82 5.00 0.00 #7
    15 Romy BÜHLER SUI 44.42 25.80 19.62 4.96 4.61 4.93 4.89 5.14 1.00 #5
    16 Gerli LIINAMÄE EST 44.07 25.59 18.48 4.79 4.46 4.75 4.64 4.46 0.00 #11
    17 Fleur MAXWELL LUX 43.64 24.25 19.39 4.89 4.50 5.00 4.89 4.96 0.00 #2
    18 Svetlana ISSAKOVA EST 42.30 24.12 18.18 4.82 4.29 4.57 4.61 4.43 0.00 #13
    19 Viktoria PAVUK HUN 42.18 23.47 18.71 4.79 4.39 4.79 4.68 4.75 0.00 #12
    20 Hristina VASSILEVA BUL 39.11 22.74 16.37 4.29 3.82 4.18 4.18 4.00 0.00 #1
    21 Dasa GRM SLO 38.97 21.68 17.29 4.50 4.14 4.29 4.32 4.36 0.00 #8
    22 Alice GARLISI ITA 38.79 20.99 19.80 5.18 4.75 4.68 5.04 5.11 2.00 #16
    23 Alexandra KUNOVA SVK 38.67 21.82 16.85 4.43 4.00 4.18 4.25 4.21 0.00 #9
    24 Karina JOHNSON DEN 38.30 21.78 16.52 4.36 4.00 4.07 4.14 4.07 0.00 #6

    [Euros 2011] Kiira is ready to go!

    Kiira Korpi in practice at Euros 2011 / photo © Kari Kuukka

    According to her manager and a journalist, Kiira arrived in Bern, Switzerland

    on Wednesday and Kiira skated very well during practice!

    Also Kiira tweeted about it on twitter.

    Now, the time has come!

    Go for it, Kiira!

    Related links:

    Kiira Korpi Official Fan Club on facebook

    Tomas Whitehouse, photographer

    http://www.tomaswhitehouse.com/2011/01/27/ec2011/
    http://www.tomaswhitehouse.com/ec2011/

    Kari Kuukka, photographer
    http://kkuukka.wordpress.com/2011/01/27/kiira-kiira-kiira/
    http://www.docimages.org/m/ec2011-skating/

    Kiira Korpi in Finlandia Trophy 2010 / Photo (c) Kari Kuukka #just read QR code above with your mobile

    [Euros 2011] Kiira to Bern, Switzerland

    ISU European figure skating championships Bern 2011 has just started!
    Kiira Korpi will skate her short program on Friday and free skating on Saturday.
    The starting order will be updated soon.
    http://www.isuresults.com/results/ec2011/SEG006.HTM

    Schedule

    Friday Jan. 28
    14:00 – 18:10 Ladies – short program

    Saturday Jan. 29
    13:00 – 16:55 Ladies – free  skating

    Entries/Results

    http://www.isuresults.com/results/ec2011/

    The official site

    http://www.euroskate2011.com/en/event

    Also refer an old article…
    http://www.kiira-korpi.net/2010/12/21/european-championships-2011/

    …will be updated!

    Happy New Year 2011

    Kiira-Korpi.net wishes a glorious New Year 2011 for all our visitors!

    Let’s also all wish Kiira a successful new year too! Go for it!

    We can’t wait to see the new show program at the Europeans 🙂

    Nordics 2011

    Kiira has been selected, with Laura Lepisto and Juulia Turkkila, for next Nordics Championships, which will be held in Copenaghen – Danmark, from 10 to 13 of February.

    http://www.stll.fi/?x2126=1762810

    She already won Nordics when she was a Junior, on 2004: time has come, for a new victory.

    Kiira, miksi ei?