It's just the way this is going to work. Though all the Shibs had to do is get their training mates to volunteer to go to Europe. It wouldn't be hard to convince V/M to go to France, Tessa loves Paris & fashion and has friends there. Not sure how D/W feels about Russia.It's sounds rather unfair that the Shibs are unduly targetted by Russia & France. It's not their fault that the Shibs got the Bronze medals; they simply skated their best. On the other hand, P/B had a freak accident, and the Russians, in spite of the home court advantage, their did not bring it.
Someone suggested earlier that D/W will voluntarily exchange Skate America with Shibs but I don't know how true that is.I kind of feel protective of the Shibs. They are so young and having to become a target of hostility But oh well, this is the reality.