It is understandable from the ISU perspective that they would want Kim there. However, I have to wonder why oh why did the KSU ask for the event to be held in 2010 when it was pretty common knowledge that the top skaters - including Kim - would not be in attendance??
It will be interesting to see what happens - like Speedy said he can't force her to go or pull her out of the Olympics. I wonder what reason her team will give for her not attending and I'm curious to see if there is a sanction against the KSU because of it.