Last year, the USFSA put out a bulletin that Nationals will not be the only deciding factor in choosing the Olympic team. Four international competitions will also be considered. One of them is the Grand Prix Final.I dont know where all this emphasis on GP is coming from? Is it from newer skating fans? If Caroline is GP champion and skates poorly at nationals her goose is cooked. If Rachael wins Natls, Sasha comes second then Caroline will not get to Vancouver. Have I missed something? Seriously, I have watched skating for a long time and strong showing at Natls is the way you make the team.