• Petitioned Seiko Hashimoto

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Japan Figure Skating Federation
Seiko Hashimoto
International Skating Union
Ottavio Cinquanta

Reschedule World Figure Skating Championships for Spring 2011

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      Claire Cloutier

      Salem, MA

We call on the ISU to find a new venue for the 2011 World Figure Skating Championships and reschedule Worlds for spring 2011. We ask the ISU to reach agreement with the Japanese figure skating federation to allow another country to host 2011 Worlds and award a future Worlds to Japan.

We feel the greatest sympathy and compassion for the people of Japan. We recognize they are facing a terrible crisis in their nation. Due to this, it is impossible to hold Worlds in Japan at this time. And, unfortunately, safety may still be a concern if Worlds were held in Japan in October.

We feel it is vital that 2011 Worlds take place in another venue this spring. The world's skaters have been training and working toward this event all year. We feel it is correct and fair, for the sake of the skaters, that Worlds be rescheduled. The Russian and American skating federations have offered alternate cities to host this event. We call on the ISU to accept one of these alternate locations and reschedule Worlds for spring 2011.

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    • Andreas Georgiades NICOSIA, CYPRUS
      • over 3 years ago

      I am tv commentator sinse 1971. I am sure that ISU tomorow will nominate the new venew,I think Moscow on 25th April-1st May! Andreas Georgiades cybc Nicosia Cyprus

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    • SUE POO ZUG, SWITZERLAND
      • over 3 years ago

      JSF informed ISU that "Japan will not host 2011 worlds", and ISU is now working on searching for another place to hold this venue.. I hope that ISU speeds up working on this issue without much delaying.http://www.isu.org/vsite/vcontent/content/transnews/0,10869,4844-128590-19728-18885-312898-3787-4771-layout160-129898-news-item,00.html

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    • Okawa Keiko YAMANASHI, JAPAN
      • over 3 years ago

      I was looking forward to seeing the World Championships be held in Japan.But now I have a strong desire to be held in other places overseas.

      Skaters have been training for this spring.If the World will be held in October,they will have to not only maintain the best condition until the fall but get ready for next season.It is difficult and dangerous for them.

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    • murai marika OBIHIRO, JAPAN
      • over 3 years ago

      The world championship is a thing of players.

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    • Nobutoki Akiko KOBE, JAPAN
      • over 3 years ago

      Most Japanese figure skating fans understand that having the Worlds in October would impose physical and mental burden on skaters. Given the uncertainty about the future situation in Japan, the event should not be held in Japan.

      I really hope that ISU and JSF will make a wise decision.

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