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On Edge During the 2002 Winter Olympic Games, figure skating nearly lost its edge The Russian gold medal debacle in the Pair Event publicly revealed the hidden world of bribery and collusion that is standard operating procedure across the sport In On Edge, former Olympic level judge and competitive figure skater, Jon Jackson, bares the facts of the figure skating world the image making and social climbing, the prescription drug abuse, the affairs, the delusions of grandeur, and power hungry scheming He takes readers on a journey spanning 20 years through the private hotel rooms and hospitality suites where the culture thrives and multiplies, culminating in the days, weeks, and months following the Salt Lake City gold medal scandal Rebelling against this culture of nightly cocktail parties, where judges predetermine the next day s winners, Jackson co created the World Skating Federation in hopes of freeing the industry from the stranglehold of the seemingly omnipotent US Figure Skating Association USFSA The fallout was immediate Detailing his battle with the USFSA, Jackson reveals his reservations about the continued corruption and the new scoring system, setting the stage for an even dramatic and controversial scandal waiting to happen at the 2006 Olympic Winter Games in Turin, Italy. Best Download [ On Edge ] By [ Jon Jackson ] For Kindle ePUB or eBook – thegreatwallonline.us

↠ Latest Books On Edge  ePUB Author Jon Jackson – thegreatwallonline.us
  • Hardcover
  • 288 pages
  • On Edge
  • Jon Jackson
  • English
  • 23 January 2017
  • 1560258047

10 thoughts on “On Edge


  1. says:

    I raided my library s figure skating collection, and this was one of the books they had on offer Never one scared to jump into the dark side of a sport right off the bat, I started with this, not realizing that it was centered on the 2002 SLC Olympic pairs skating scandal Considering the author s reaction to said event was diametrically opposite of my own, I braced myself for this insider s account.It basically reads like a ton of sour grapes, a screed of name c...


  2. says:

    As with many memoirs, this book, written by a former figure skating judge, contains a tiny kernel of interest Though I was previously aware that figure skaters are held up or, indeed, held down in scoring, according to their r sum s, Jon Jackson lays plain the amount of campaigning and chatter that goes on among the judges, leading to skaters receiving good marks, despite putting in poor performances For the figure skating nerd, there are also a few emphasis on a few delightful behin As with many memoirs, this book, written by a former figure skating judge, contains a tiny kernel of interest Though I was previously aware that figure skaters are held up or, indeed, held down in scoring, according to their r sum s, Jon Jackson lays plain the amount of campaigning and chatter that goes on among the judges, leading to skaters receiving good marks, despite putting in poor performances For the figure skating nerd, there are also a few emphasis on a few delightful behind the scenes morsels For some reason, the description of Viktor Petrenko s wife, Nina...


  3. says:

    This book reveals what went on during the pairs competition at the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics, but it takes three fourths of the book to get there Prior to that, you get Jon Jackson s autobiography as a young gay man who loves figure skating He eventually becomes a judge, and indulges himself in the luxurious surroundings and refreshments given to judges, yet at the same time he condemns that sort of treatment, as the skaters don t get anything close However, Jackson seems to like the judge This book reveals what went on during the pairs competition at the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics, but it takes three fourths of the book to get there Prior to that, you get Jon Jackson s autobiography as a young gay man who loves figure skating He eventually becomes a judge, and indulges himse...


  4. says:

    I have a different expectation of this type of book than I would of a novel or an essay collection For one, I don t expect stellar writing but I do expect competent writing, and this book did not deliver Maybe it s not even the writing that failed so much as it s the editing Typos abounded, spelling of names changed, random words appeared in sentences The mistakes were so distracting that I was temptedthan once to put the book down out of frustration Also, the last portion of the I have a different expectation of this type of book than I would of a novel or an essay collection For one, I don t expec...


  5. says:

    Jon Jackson s memoir is disjointed, full of typographical errors and doesn t seem to distinguish between events of importance and those that are trivial I know a fair bit about figure skating so I could follow the book without too much trouble, but a person with little exposure to the sport would be at a complete loss.On a personal note, I wish Florence Sifferd s nam...


  6. says:

    Someone has a triple axel to grind here, and his name is J o n Reading this was like watching someone bang their head against a wall Jackson was never going to be able to change ISU politics, but he did a triple flip trying I know from ex...


  7. says:

    It s a little too much personal history at the front, and it s not especially well written, but the last third is so full of Real Talk that it almost makes up for the clunking sound every zing makes as it lands It s too bad it wasn t written after t...


  8. says:

    Overall a good read that chronicles Jon Jackson s life as a skater and progressing through his judging career The timeframe includes the Salt Lake City Olympics with the pair judging scandal From there, however, turns into a temper tantrum type rant that borders on...


  9. says:

    Awkward writing, but it starts okay with the author s coming of age and coming out as a young gay Mormon skater There are also some nice recollections of a young Michelle Kwan Loses steam toward the end when it becomes a tale of feuding skating associations.


  10. says:

    While the beginning of the book is a very enjoyable and readable look at Jackson s childhood and skating career, the second half, which focuses on the sorry state of figure skating, really could have used some better editing A quick read, overall.

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