Actuarial figure skating

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By Kyle Mrotek | 01 November 2006

Judging international figure skating competitions has become more objective since the figure skating judge scandal at the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympics. The figure skating at the 2006 Turin, Italy, Winter Olympics showcased the recently developed judging system to the world. Even though my knowledge of figure skating is only as deep as what I learn while watching the Winter Olympics every four years, hearing about this new objective scoring system and all the work that went into its development made me wonder how the process of establishing the judging system compared with the processes actuaries use in their work.



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