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2008 Worlds Gijon- Skating The Line & Opening Ceremonies

Bill Begg reported on the CIC meeting held here in Gijon earlier today- read what he has to say in the thread World Championship 2008 in Gijón, Spain

Well the opening ceromoney has been & gone, short political speachers & teams doing a lap of honour set the tone for a great opening, but alas the show did not live up to expectations, but the 300 T/T tomorrow will make up for that for sure.

As with these new style flat bankings & the measured line 12 inches or 30 centermeters from the inside of the track & people shortcutting the corners, we do not want cheating or false World records.

Admidst much banter & confusion Roberto responded that they must keep off the white painted line & do the T/T distance,or they will be disqualified.

It will be very interesting to see what markers are used & sure to be scattered from here to Kingdom Come & just who will be disquallified.

Next July the very important World Games will be held in Taiwan in July, Qualifications from senior skaters aggreegate of their best 3 events will determine the Qualification. But Individual World champions are first priority of the 27, plus there are a minimum of 3 places that must be kept for Taiwan , even if they do not Qualify, but this should not be a problem for the hosts, to be in the top 30 men & 30 women who Qualify for the 2009 World games, these are held every 4 years for the non Olympic sports.

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