Well, that was based on the fact how little if anything the skating fans in Europe have gotten to see from pro skating world on different national TV´s even in these days... There has been lots of complaining on different forums. It was not just about Finland, LOL. Earlier in sixties, etc. when there was no Internet or friends in NA, things were much, much worse. And before VCR... That is why I used the expression that skaters stopped to exist as they turned pro in "old" times.