The Ice Dance competitions at the Olympics have been questionable for quite a long time. It seems every 4 years someone is calling the competition fixed. Well what I want to know if what makes this year so different?
No offense to the winners but I found them boring. During their performance last night I literally picked up the remote and was about to change the channel until I realized I wouldn’t be able to comment on this blog if I did. I found them slow, boring and unconnected. I really did not see what put them at 110 points.
The Russians of course are complaining about the competition and while I don’t agree with them that they deserved a medal I do agree with them that I found nothing great about that program.
I am not the A-Typical person that roots for her Country just because they are my Country. Last Olympics I found myself rooting for the Chinese in gymnastics because I found them gymnastics wise a lot more appealing with overall better form and technique (except those kips)so my opinion that Meryl and Davis’s performance was light years more entertaining then the Canadian pair is an honest assessment of what I saw with my own eyes.
With the exception of the lift that was to long for Meryl and Davis I can’t see any reason that Meryl and Davis should not have been ahead of the Canadians. If someone is completely schooled in ice dance wants to explain to me why the Canadians were that far ahead of the Americans I will listen.
Now my original question was why all of a sudden are the judges not trying to fix the Ice Dancing? How do we know that something behind the scenes wasn’t done to make sure the Canadians won? If the scores had been closer I might understand this.
Lets discuss the Russians even being on the podium. Something was up with that. Belbin and Agosto were certainly robbed. I havn’t heard one person say the Russians deserved their medal so to say the competition was fixed is not that much of a long shot. Something was up with the judging in this competition and I want to know why there is not one single person calling this out?