This episode is a little different, but that’s the way we roll on this podcast. Paul took advantage of being at an international event in London, Ontario to get perspectives on sport from a Russian official and a Chinese official. We don’t often hear from the individuals behind the scenes and we jumped at the opportunity to talk with Alexander Lakernik, Chair of the International Skating Union Single and Pair Skating Technical Committee and Steve Dong, Director of Skating at the Chinese Skating Association. You’ll hear about sport development and teaching philosophies in Russia and China, and information about what the Beijing Olympics meant to China and the upcoming Olympics in Sochi.