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It seems that Shpilband and Marina Zoueva have had conflicts recently, namely over Zoueva's scheduling of their teams. "To me, that's not a good partnership," he said. "Me and Marina had a good run, and I don't want it to end like this; two years after the Olympics (2014 in Sochi) we could have gone our seperate ways." Then he added that "She (Zoueva) wanted me to go away. I worked for many years before Marina, I built and took skaters to the top podium in the world. But I felt like I needed Marina to (go) from worlds to the Olympics, which (was) incredible, we did it together."
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In short, it seems that the climate in Canton was not as idyllic as often praised, at least not in the past few months, and that the American federation was aware of the problems since the beginning of May. For now, no comment from Davis/White, still on vacation, and from Virtue/Moir.
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I imagine that this sensational story will have further developments soon, hopefully clarifying the many obscure points which still enshroud the drama.