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(The Sun)   Olymipic figure skating judges ban crotch shots   ( divider line
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2002-01-17 08:12:57 AM  
"I bet you're gay..."
2002-01-17 08:16:43 AM  
they should all change their middle names to "crotch" to protest
2002-01-17 08:21:20 AM  
Bah. This is the only thing that could have made the sport popular. Moore crotches for all!
2002-01-17 08:22:38 AM  
What? No more camel toes?
2002-01-17 08:24:39 AM  
That's what pisses me off about Olympic Winter Games. There are tons of cool events going on, like Hockey, Ski jumping, etc.

But to satisfy the 40+ and women, we have to watch every single minute of 500 varieties of figure skating they have. It's just faggots and waifs prancing around on the ice in skates for hours on end while snooty Soviets and Europeans try to subjectively judge how well they fairy danced.

Give me a break. I want Ice Climbing. I want Ski Jumping. I want Hockey. I want ultra-high speed downhill skiing.
2002-01-17 08:25:56 AM  
Are they still going to allow CAMEL TOE shots, cuz they beyond any other are my favs!
2002-01-17 08:28:13 AM  
If there is one single reason to watch figure skating, it's...well, the figures! Those skaters are tight! MMmm!
2002-01-17 08:29:18 AM  
Hello, I'm the president of the "Olymipics" I would like to decrease the popularity of my scam athletic contests so that cities don't fight to waste billions of dollars on single-use multiplexes and payoffs for me and my buddies. Also, I'm retarded.
2002-01-17 08:30:47 AM  
Canadian Ann Shaw said: "When partners are tossed around there will be instances when photographers get unfortunate shots."

Fnar Fnar
2002-01-17 08:32:45 AM  
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2002-01-17 08:34:35 AM  
"When partners are tossed around there will be instances when photographers get unfortunate shots."

Maybe they should dress like sluts then huh? Besides, figure skating is about as entertaining and retarted as syncronized swimming.
2002-01-17 08:37:35 AM  
At least it used to have Katerina Witt:

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Do a GIS on her to see, er, more
2002-01-17 08:39:43 AM  
The Page 3 Girl link from that page was HOT! Also, Britney says she likes chocolate as much as sex. Guess Justin ain't very good!
2002-01-17 08:45:46 AM  
in other news, Olympic figure skating ratings plummet...
2002-01-17 08:46:42 AM  
Nancy Meiss, a US judge, said: "If I want a young man waving his partner's assets in my face, I can rent a porn movie."

2002-01-17 08:51:08 AM  
Damn straight, why not make them wear burka's as well why they're at it?
2002-01-17 08:56:45 AM  
Fb-: I know you're the Father and I'm just a lowly semi-lurker, but I think you're dead wrong (or, I hope but don't think likely, a deadpan satirist). Yes, maybe Ice Climbing should be an olympic sport (it's super cool and challenging after all) but I think that figure skating gets a bum rap. Figure skaters are skilled, extremely fit and dedicated. And a lot of people enjoy watching them (so "40+ and women" don't count? I bet that describes a _big_ chunk of olympic spectators). Granted, the judging sucks, but that's hardly the fault of the skaters.

This story is retarded. The powers that be in figure skating are still seething that Katarina Witt (ooh baby!) got away with that stripping routine so many years ago (not to mention things like Surya Bonaly incorporating a _backflip_ into her routine once when she knew she wasn't going to win anyway).
2002-01-17 09:01:38 AM  
They know what gets ratings - sex appeal. And isn't ratings what it's all about?
2002-01-17 09:01:51 AM  
Darn, figure skating just will not be worth watching anymore.

mmmmmmmmmm...Katerina Witt
2002-01-17 09:01:53 AM  
The politics in figure skating are increbible. THe skaters are highly skilled, well trained, and, as a class, have the best butts around, but the judging depends as much on who they like as anything else. My prediction- in teh women's category, Kwan wins, despite the fact she fired her coach, because it's her last Olympics, and she has to get a gold. Slutskya gets the silver because she's really good, and Sarah Hughes gets Bronze, cause she's ugly.
2002-01-17 09:02:11 AM  
2002-01-17 09:05:13 AM  
No Such Agency,

I'm not saying they aren't in good shape or it isn't hard to do, I'm just saying that I don't find it the least bit entertaining and I'm angry that I'm forced to watch every single second of ever single figure skating event while there are more diverse and entertaining events going on.
2002-01-17 09:05:25 AM  
This from my fiancee (her parents are both Olympic figure skating coaches):
"That is such a ridiculous article. I have never even heard of these judges or people before. How funny is that? But when on tv they show spirals and Bielman spin( the spin that the girl raises her legs over her head) they want the leg to go as high as possible. I don't know how you can do a nice high spiral without showing your areas. There is nothing to see either. That's why they take points of when a girls dress rides up her ass. That is so ridiculous and I don't think true."
Crotch shots are the best part of figure skating, no doubt about it.
2002-01-17 09:07:02 AM  
Fb- : Take a look at your TV remote. There are a few buttons you may be interested in- Power and the ones labeled Channel +/- spring to mind.
2002-01-17 09:08:27 AM  

I know. If they let multiple networks cover the events them maybe we could see something besides figure skating.
2002-01-17 09:13:05 AM  

The picture doesn't show up here.
2002-01-17 09:14:11 AM  
Fb- Your lucky it doesn't!
2002-01-17 09:18:49 AM  
Fb- I guess the only consolation is that the skating competitions they'll air are later in the day, when most of the good stuff is done.

BTW- The National Ice Skating Assoc is based in the UK, turned the Scottish ISA down for membership, and doesn't have a director named Nick Russell. Is it possible teh Guardian is pulling our legs by telling us skaters won't be allowed to pull their own legs?
2002-01-17 09:19:46 AM  
Actually, the short programs are fun to watch because they are much more likely to wipe out on the harder tricks. And then they might start crying...
2002-01-17 09:22:09 AM

Best comment from this article:

Nancy Meiss, a US international judge who was described by one competitor as being "older than Eve", complained: "If I want a young man waving his partner's assets in my face, I can rent a porn movie. The males are acting like pimps."
2002-01-17 09:22:29 AM  
I have to agree with Fb-, figure skating sucks the fat one. I did like Tonya Harding's big thick ass.
2002-01-17 09:32:36 AM  
ZzeusS, a new Farker, said: "If I wanted dumbass opinions on matters they know nothing about from US judges, I'd watch Judge Judy."
2002-01-17 09:45:40 AM what I'm hearing is that there is no reason to watch anymore...

Even if she does have some emotional problems, Tonya Harding was a cutie, in a dominatrix sorta way... :)
2002-01-17 09:49:28 AM  
Enphinitie: Morning...Nice pic :)
And what are your thoughts on Nancy Kerrigan?
2002-01-17 09:54:41 AM  
FLA Chickie...g'morning to you...thanks...and, of course, yours is quite nice as well (seen it before, always brightens my day)

Nancy Kerrigan...well, she is pretty, no doubt, but Tonya had that 'cute' thing going on. Nancy just looked like she was a prude or thought she was a little better than anyone else...just toooooo squeaky clean I guess. Not that I'd want to be hit w/ a tire iron or a hubcap either... :)
2002-01-17 09:58:26 AM  
Well fark staking! i no longer have a reason to watch

maybe they'll retract that after rating fall dramatically
2002-01-17 10:02:55 AM  
'Nancy Meiss, a US judge, said: "If I want a young man waving his partner's assets in my face, I can rent a porn movie." '

C'mon Nancy, give us a break - they've got clothes on. It isn't as if their labia are flapping in the breeze...
2002-01-17 10:12:14 AM  
Please, oh please don't let these "judges" move on to women's beach volleyball..
2002-01-17 10:13:04 AM  
Hey Enphinitie:

Harry Caray called... he wants his glasses back.
2002-01-17 10:16:34 AM  
shiatfire! Well, at least we can still drool at the women's gymnastics.

If anyone farks with that, well... I won't have any reason to watch any longer.
2002-01-17 10:18:38 AM  
I've got to agree with Fb- on this one. I can't stand seeing hours upon hours of "competitions" that are decided completely subjectively - ice skating, ice dancing, gymnastics, ballroom dancing.

I'm in no way suggesting that the people who compete in these events aren't talented, or aren't "real athletes", but that letting the outcome rest on opinions rather than a concrete metric like elapsed time, final score, or total points compromises the competition.

Show me more speed skating, speed skiing, maybe even some curling, and for Jeebus' sake don't put the hockey on at 4 farking AM!!
2002-01-17 10:24:16 AM  
they just want figure skating to die a quick death so they can replace it with fun filled american sports. like bowling.
2002-01-17 10:26:45 AM  
1smoothG...saw him yesterday...he got them, damnit. I have some new ones now...w/ the fake eyes attached to the googley springs. They are quite a hit w/ the ladies, let me tell ya...
2002-01-17 10:28:25 AM  
...what??? Hockey at 4AM??? Geeeeezzzz...I just got into watching UK's hockey team this past year and they play at 12 midnight...that's bad, but this is much worse...
2002-01-17 10:32:35 AM  
"C'mon Nancy, give us a break - they've got clothes on. It isn't as if their labia are flapping in the breeze..."
That's so poetic. Brings a tear to my eye :)
2002-01-17 10:33:36 AM  

That's about what it became after the time differential from Nagano to the US East Coast in '98. They actually showed some of the games live - semis and the final. Hasek made some incredible saves on breakaways and rebounds during the Czech-Sweden semi (I think).
2002-01-17 10:37:49 AM  
"well this sucks" *changes channel to women's gymnastics*
2002-01-17 10:39:38 AM  
Fb - I wnat TAra Lipinski in a crotchless Spandex outfit being held spread-eagled over somebody's head. Don't sound so bad now does it?
2002-01-17 10:50:25 AM  
Oh sure, let's ban this and let the terrorist win.
2002-01-17 10:55:31 AM  
I would like to see Australian Rules Football in the Olympics...also the Marathon for Incontinents
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