Not Entirely Without Controversy ...

Ice Dancing © IOCOver the past few days we looked at the judging system that is used by the International Skating Union (ISU) for the evaluation and scoring of figure skating performances.

Adjudicators Anonymous

While some journalists, and presumably experts, expressed their disagreement with the final results in the team and the ice dance events already, last night's win of Adeline Sotnikova, RUS, in the women's free skate saw the media up their tone and speak of "home field inflation" or worse.

Possible conflicts of interest and the lack of accountability for the nine judges were pointed out in media reports around the world.

Sydney Morning Herald: IOC PLays Down Skating Controversy

As DanceSport emulates the ISU evaluation process and uses a system that is virtually identical when it comes to the judging of programme components (except for the public accountability of adjudicators) WDSF should continue to monitor the post-Sochi discussions in this matter closely.

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