It has become a rarity- an Oly champ that goes to worlds one month later. There are just a handful, I think. I respect them a lot.
2006- we don't know yet, but most likely none of them will go to worlds.
2002- Yagudin (he won worlds)
1998- K&D actually went to worlds but they had to pull out because Artur had food poisoning.
1992- Yamaguchi, Petrenko, Klimova-Ponomarenko, and Mishkutenok-Dmitriev. They all won worlds.
1988- Boitano, G&G, Katarina Witt, Bestemianova-Bukin went to worlds. All except G&G won (G&G placed second).
It means in the last 14 years only two Olympic champions went to worlds in the same year and only one of them won (Yagudin). What started this trend for OGM's to skip worlds? Are they (media) hyping the OGM a lot more since 1994 (that was the Nancy vs. Tonya year) and not allowing the skaters time to train for the worlds?
1984 and earlier- I don't know. Can someone fill the gap?
In 1980 Rodnina-Zaitsev did not go to worlds. Cherkasova-Shakhrai- the young Russian pair won worlds.