Naive Q: Why ISU ban on non-ISU events?

Naive Q: Why ISU ban on non-ISU events?

Post by Alex Ch » Mon, 26 Feb 1996 04:00:00


Please pardon a basic question from a naive fan.

Why does the ISU ban "amateur" skaters from participating in non-ISU-
sanctioned events?  What is the justification for this rule?

-Alex

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Naive Q: Why ISU ban on non-ISU events?

Post by Louis Epste » Mon, 26 Feb 1996 04:00:00

: Please pardon a basic question from a naive fan.

: Why does the ISU ban "amateur" skaters from participating in non-ISU-
: sanctioned events?  What is the justification for this rule?

What sort of governing body would the ISU be if it did not govern what
events competitors could be in?If you want ISU skaters,you must get an
ISU sanction and run under ISU rules.If there was no need for this,the
promoters would take over everything and the ISU would shrivel up and
leave the skating world a chaos.

 
 
 

Naive Q: Why ISU ban on non-ISU events?

Post by Alex Ch » Tue, 27 Feb 1996 04:00:00

: What sort of governing body would the ISU be if it did not govern what
: events competitors could be in?If you want ISU skaters,you must get an
: ISU sanction and run under ISU rules.If there was no need for this,the
: promoters would take over everything and the ISU would shrivel up and
: leave the skating world a chaos.

Again, I am just learning about these issues, but I'm not sure I agree.
Aren't there any number of successful sports that thrive in the
absence of a governing body that says "do it our way or hit the road?"

As a possible example, are tennis players able to play anywhere they
want to without losing their Grand Slam eligibility?

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Naive Q: Why ISU ban on non-ISU events?

Post by Fred Gos » Wed, 28 Feb 1996 04:00:00

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> : Please pardon a basic question from a naive fan.

> : Why does the ISU ban "amateur" skaters from participating in non-ISU-
> : sanctioned events?  What is the justification for this rule?

The ISU wants to "protect" its events - Centennial, Grand Prix
esp. Worlds --they make the $$ that funds the organization
from the Worlds -- they consider it the premiere skating event.

If the current top "amateurs," Stoyko, LuLu, G&P were allowed
to compete in non-ISU events --then*** Button's pro comps
that might match them against Brian B, Oksana, K&P etc could
easily be seen as the most prestigous events..

Yes, they also have some verbiage about maintaining control
of the rules and the"integrity of the sport" yatata, yatata, but
believe me, a lot of it is about money.