By - vida_tombola
Stepanova and Bukin will train in Moscow due to all this, to avoid catching it.
stepbuk being smart and protecting themselves to get their olympics, we love to see it
My favourite pair tbh, I am super anxious for them so this gave me a bit of relief.
StepBuk for top Russian Team (and Most Comically, Absurdly Beautiful Faces)? Eh? Eh? Doesn’t sound terrible, does it?
This training camp is the worst idea ever
ah yes rusfed put all your usually maskless (and probs a few of them unvaccinated bc of their age) olympic athletes and alternates in one place together days before the actual games. i’m sure nothing could go wrong!
Right after making them all go to malls to pick up their gear!
Wait, does Russia not vaccinate teens yet? That's ridiculous
I guess they can’t have full doses for minors so AFAIK, they have none. They really should’ve gotten them vaxxed outside of Russia.
I can't believe they had Sasha in the US twice, a month apart, without vaccinating her
And all of the girls were in Europe at some point. It may have been a bit of a challenge but it was still possible for them to get it.
We don't know that. When I heard she was going to Boston, getting the vax is the first thing that occurred to me. Because that is a long plane trip for a small fry competition. And what a coininkdink that SA was appx 30 days later. I have a very hard time believing that team Eteri would not take every precaution, especially after Anna.
I mean, maybe. She explicitly said at Skate America that she wasn't vaccinated, but would be if required for the Olympics.
She also said she wouldn’t get vaccinated so
Vaccination doesn’t mean they can’t catch it.
I never said it did, but now if they do catch it, they can get very sick instead of a more mild infection. Vaccination is not just about stopping infection, it's about lowering viral load and helping protect the body from severe infection.
No, but it reduces your chance of getting it and of transmitting it (at least for alpha and delta, not totally clear for omicron) and of having serious side effects
The idea had merit, I think the RUS artistic gymnasts did a camp with strict protocols.
Execution and circumstances (omicron being more infectious) did not pan out.
I think people were joking at that time, but to all those who said some months back that whoever wins the Olympics is whoever doesn't get COVID -- you guys were right.
I was saying that and was not remotely joking 🥴
\+ a coach from Mishin's team, according to [Sport-Express](https://www.sport-express.ru/olympics/beijing2022/figure-skating/news/stalo-izvestno-u-kogo-zafiksirovany-polozhitelnye-testy-na-koronavirus-na-sborah-figuristov-v-krasnoyarske-1883484/). Shockingly, there was no bubble before! I don't understand how they let that happen, I distinctly remember they were supposed to be isolated, that was one of the main points of coming to Krasnoyarsk (as well as acclimatization).
UPD: And now I read that Moskvina's pairs and Gumennik (sub) were all on the same flight as Mishin's team yesterday. pls god nonono, let no one else get (+)
HOW ARE THEY SO INCOMPETENT
We’ve had two years of this now and I’ve never seen a single Russian event with anything being taken seriously. They just thought they were untouchable and now we will see you to what extent it is catching up to them.
IS THIS HOW TARASOVA AND MOROZOV FINALLY RISE?!
All kidding aside, what a sad clusterfuck this is unraveling into.
oh dear if even one of team Mishin skaters or coaches have it can possibly take out 2 Moskivna pairs as well as the only mens sub left.
They really should separate the teams right now and not let there be any joint training sessions on the same ice between different coaching groups cause that's a recipe for a full outbreak.
Welcome to the Bad Place, everyone.
So should the top 10 at nationals be preparing?
*RusFed frantically looking for Kurakova, Ryabova and Gubanova's Russian passports*
Obviously I don't want the Russian team girls and all the other favorites to get sick but I'd love the fuck you to Rusfed if Kurakova somehow medals after they basically told her she's going nowhere in skating
Maybe this is how Aliona still goes to the Olympics 🥴
At this rate, anyone who can skate forward may prepare😆
Lol, just kidding. Omicron is no fun.
Not fun at all. Really some poor planning by RusFed.
oh god this is going to be a total disaster
At this rate Russian team gold or even a ladies podium sweep aren't even as guaranteed as I thought, simply because it's very likely that at least one of the major players will drop out due to covid
“Total disaster” is increasingly looking like the *best* case scenario.
With all of the lack of any really enforced safety protocol over the last two years they still seem to have for the most part lucked out and I feel like somehow this won’t really get as bad as it feels like it should for the lack of protection.
It depends on *where* it gets bad and when we know. Like there’s a real chance Valieva will win OGM while having already contracted COVID and — *I do not want this to happen, but this is a very real risk and why I have been against the Olympics happening from the jump* — retires early, with fans only finding out years later that her retirement was due to consequences of COVID. That’s a worst case scenario, obviously, but it’s also a possibility that’s … a non-zero probability, and that’s horrifying.
If everyone begins testing positive at the OWGs, which is what I expect will happen, I don’t know if (when?) the bottom falls completely out or if we even know. The ISU, China and some of the NGBs aren’t exactly known for being transparent and honest brokers of information. The IOC is desperate to make a profit off this event and to show that they learned from Tokyo, that the Olympics are wanted this time, etc. NBC already spent the money for the rights and certainly isn’t going to mention COVID outside of praising the security theater. All of the incentives for the relevant parties don’t lean toward honesty, although we already knew that when they told us that Beijing could happen safely.
Since Russia doesn’t have a vaccine for minors they should have just swallowed their pride and had their minor athletes vaxxed with Pfizer.
I have a feeling they have been, just not going public about it. This won't help with covid testing though, as Omicron is vax resistant. Anna would have immunity from having covid. Trusova might have gotten vaxxed in Boston/then/Vegas.
Anna has it over a year ago so I don't think she has immunity anymore
Lol, I got downvoted three weeks ago for saying something very similar to your second paragraph.
This is my problem, I say stuff while people are still in denial.
Considering the girls aren’t there yet and hoping they won’t go to camp after all this…
Are they still planning to allow unvaccinated minors from countries that haven’t approved vaccines for minors skip the otherwise mandatory quarantine period for unvaccinated athletes in Beijing? I’m sure the virus will go “oh, I guess I just won’t infect these kids because they’re an exception to the rules that are meant to keep everyone safe!” /s
*Tim Daggett voice* oh boy…
KEEP HIM AWAY FROM BABY MARK
BTW, TutTeam is bringing Sofia and Adelia to the camp cause they “have no coaches left who could keep preparing them”.
FFS so they want to wipe out a very potential Junior World Champion and a team alternate as well?
Oh Adelia will not be an alternate. They will make sure she is on the team, sucks for either samo or mura, whoever gets kicked off the team
Doesn't the fed have a history of always take top 3 from junior nats though? (In cases where the comp wasn't too chaotic)
They won’t this year, mark my words
Why didn't they tank Muravyeva at Jr nats then and prop up Petrosyan instead? Isn't that the most efficient method?
How is that even allowed? And it's not like they don't have other coaches at the rink who could use Eteri's plan. Also not like they will be left without their coaches anyway when the team flies to Beijing?
I feel bad for Semenenko. He made the olympic team after russian nationals. Then he lost his place after Euros. Now Kolyada is out and he got it again, but everyone is testing positive and he might've gotten it. What a rollercoster. His fate has been totally unpredictable.
And it begins.
Really scared to see what comes next. And who will still be healthy to go to Olympics.
Become a covid camp... Hope girls just go back Moscow!!!!!
I know girls are arrive 1/26, hope they are't enter camp.
This whole thing is nuts to me.
Think what you want about Covid. Think it’s a hoax if you want. I won’t agree with you on it but whatever. But the reality is that if you test positive, you cannot go to the Olympics. Full stop.
It’s nuts to me the way rusfed has been acting - having their athletes at a public appearance, having everyone at this camp, etc.
Russian athletes got their official uniform at a mall. Some of them weren’t wearing masks.
They should have put all the teams in different rinks it that time zone. I hope the Sambo girls won't go now.
Maybe should have started a bubble two weeks ago instead of fooling around.
Team tutberidze should isolate themselves at sambo 70. They have dormitories and own ice
Are all the skaters already at Krasnoyarsk or were they supposedly traveling later?
S/B, the Sambo girls, T/M and D/S aren't, everyone else is I think.
Edit - I presume the other two dance alternates aren't there and are with S/B seeing as they share coaches but I could wrong.
T/M and D/S are still at sambo as well all of the girls and T/M D/S did the video conference with Putin today in one of khrystanys dance training rooms.
I saw, hopefully they stay there honestly, still a risk obviously - but one less flight and mixing with an already broken bubble.
It seems safer to just stay where they are and fly to Beijing from there.
Why are T/M there and the rest of Sambo isn’t? That seems odd to me.
I worded it badly 🙈 I meant everyone is there apart from the ZhukSvininMorozov skaters and the Sambo skaters.
I went back and edited it to try and read clearer.
Ahhhh ok. I get it now. Sorry I’m a little slow too😅
If RusFed allows COVID to derail their medal haul, that’s on them 🤷♂️
Everyone's concerned, but the Russian ladies are perfectly safe. Eteri's presence is stronger than any vaccine or mask or quarantine.
Bets who's gonna be next?
I don't think anyone from Sambo has been tested yet since they haven't left for Krasnoyarsk... :/
they should stay in Moscow
I'm not sure Moscow is any better, unless they're doing extra isolation
They all went to the mall to pick up their gear, not even all of them wearing masks. What type of isolation do you think any of them are actually doing?
I mean isolation after this point because yeah they're clearly doing none at all right now. Even if they were just going to the rink and home, that's still a lot of exposures at the rink and to their family, etc.
True, but at least there aren’t any known exposures at Sambo
True but I'm worried that might just be because no one has been tested yet (or was exposed recently enough they aren't positive yet) :/
It's all fucked up now
Well we knew training everyone in the same place is not a good idea. I am not surprised
I am guessing either this weekend or Monday at the latest.
The 1st I think it was said, I'll see if I can find confirmation.
R^0 of 9, folks.