Should figure skating outfits be more regulated?

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Alina Zagotova won Gold for Russia in last year's PyeongChang Olympics

hell of a thing for someone just 15 years old at the time.

Wasn't her first award, she was already a reigning Europe Champion too, for example, amazingly enough (Russia and Japan especially have girls competing at very young ages for them)


And she'd win other competitions since then too


But, the Olympics really thrust her into the limelight for first time

She was heralded as one of Russia's athletic heroes, who won medals in PyeongChang despite a supposed anti-Russia campaign by evil Western agencies like WADA :D They were all widely celebrated.

They were awarded new cars by PM Medvedev which, in Alina's case, she couldn't even drive yet lmao


The Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe, also later gave her an Akita dog, while visiting Moscow for talks with Putin


She has, apparently, become hugely popular in Japan, they are even crazier about figure skating than Russians haha

Alina specifically was also lionised by the Tatars, as the new famous face for their ethnic group in national athletics.

Tatar poet Robert Minullin wrote beautiful verses (so I am told, I personally have no idea, as I do not read Tatar lol) praising her

and she was later given awards at the Sabantui, the annual national Tatar cultural festival outside Moscow

She also gained a ton of new fans around the country. And, while some of them praise her skating prowess and such online; some that I've seen are just creepy, talking about how pretty and sexy she is and whatnot. It's more or less ok, at least, when its boys of her own high school age. But, I've also observed dudes in their 30s and 40s talking this way. About a girl who is still just 16....

I am not at all blaming her for this. Their own sickness is at fault here, obviously.

But, maybe, a girl so young should not be allowed to compete dressed like this?

How many perverts are sharing pics like this of her online... Jeez...

I mean, Elizaveta Tuktamysheva, for example, posts hot pics of herself all the time


and she has never been shy about using her sheer sex appeal in her performances to clinch points


:D Because she knows there are plenty of mortal, warm blooded MEN sitting in the audience at her shows and, more importantly, in the judge panels ;)

But, she is a grown woman, 22 years old. Not a school child anymore.

Perhaps there should be a rule. Competitors under 18 maybe should cover up more. Just my opinion.
 
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I'm off two minds.

On the one hand, almost zero men involved in figure skating, coaches athletes judges or anything, are interested in girls or women of any age. At all. Except as dolls to make beautiful.

On the other hand it's becoming increasingly uncomfortable to watch with family. If I'm watching skating it's with my wife and kids, maybe my mom is over, and it's all hours of super close up slow motion pans of teenager girls and boys crotches. It's uncomfortable.
 
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I'm off two minds.

On the one hand, almost zero men involved in figure skating, coaches athletes judges or anything, are interested in girls or women of any age. At all. Except as dolls to make beautiful.

On the other hand it's becoming increasingly uncomfortable to watch with family. If I'm watching skating it's with my wife and kids, maybe my mom is over, and it's all hours of super close up slow motion pans of teenager girls and boys crotches. It's uncomfortable.
I liked Alexandra Stepanova's see-through glitter costume, in her recent pairs event at the recent 2019 Europe Championship in Minsk with Ivan Bukin



:D Lucky man, Bukin. I believe they are a couple off the ice too. Can't imagine any woman would tolerate being touched that way by a man she is NOT actually intimate with IRL ;)

But, again, this kind of stuff is fine for Stepanova, as she is an adult, 23 years old.

OTOH, Sofia Samodurova, another Russian 16 year old who, unexpectedly, overtook aforementioned Olympic champ Zagitova for the Ladies Singles Gold in Minsk


Her routine and outfit were, in my personally opinion, way too sexied up for her age



But, that's just my subjective view, of someone who is also admittedly not terribly knowledgeable about the sport in general. I could certainly be wrong here...
 
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In America, we have cheerleaders in both high school and junior high school, and they quite often wear very skimpy outfits, The Man. It HAS become a controversy in some communities.

I believe the state of Texas even created a position for a person to travel around the state, 'inspecting' the outfits of cheerleaders to make sure they passed some minimum standards of decorum.

If I remember correctly, all 2,764,374 heterosexual men in Texas applied for the position.......
 

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In America, we have cheerleaders in both high school and junior high school, and they quite often wear very skimpy outfits, The Man. It HAS become a controversy in some communities.

I believe the state of Texas even created a position for a person to travel around the state, 'inspecting' the outfits of cheerleaders to make sure they passed some minimum standards of decorum.

If I remember correctly, all 2,764,374 heterosexual men in Texas applied for the position.......
lol Russia has cheerleading too, these days...

Probably hottest ones are in the KHL, their hockey league:

SKA St. Petersburg "Sisters"



Spartak Moscow "Angels"



Dynamo Moscow "Dynamite"



Etc.

They have even done nude shoots for Russian version of Maxim magazine over the years

:D

There are also cheerleaders for soccer

and basketball


Beach soccer, some tournament


Even, yes, the Russian national American Football League has some

They are small and poor, compared to other sports over there, but, they do their best lol

These days it is making its way as an actual sport for girls, in the schools...


National competitions have been held on Red fucking Square, no joke


:D Imagine that, eh? Poor Lenin must be spinning and screaming in his Mausoleum nearby lmao
 
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This parody of a high school yearbook came out while I was still in high school, and my high school chums and I laughed our heads off over it, including the cover! I still have it, somewhere, probably out in my garage!

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This parody of a high school yearbook came out while I was still in high school, and my high school chums and I laughed our heads off over it, including the cover! I still have it, somewhere, probably out in my garage!

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lol Did you know, Medvedev had his OWN cheerleaders, the "Medvedev Girls", while he filled in for Putin as President 2008-2012


:D

Not really sure what happened to them after Putin came back, I believe he was actually annoyed by them and disbanded them lol

Kim Jong Un sure seems like his cheer gals though

lmfao
 
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lol Did you know, Medvedev had his OWN cheerleaders, the "Medvedev Girls", while he filled in for Putin as President 2008-2012


:D

Not really sure what happened to them after Putin came back, I believe he was actually annoyed by them and disbanded them lol

Kim Jong Un sure seems like his cheer gals though

lmfao
Rank has its privileges.

Goes all the way back to the Pharaoh and his handmaidens. That's the title of this painting by John Collier: The Pharaoh's Handmaidens:

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Rank has its privileges.

Goes all the way back to the Pharaoh and his handmaidens. That's the title of this painting by John Collier: The Pharaoh's Handmaidens:

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Ivan the Terrible and his concubines

:D The girl in red and the naked one to left of her look Tatar, their headdresses and all. It has been said that, after he conquered the Tatar capital Kazan, Ivan captured, among other things, not only the Tatar Khan (King)'s immense treasures, gold, etc; but also his big harem :D He took the hottest girls for himself; and handed the others as wives and concubines to his closest generals and warlords...

Fun times...
 
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I love the direction this thread has taken haha

We are posting historical porn now :D
 
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