I see no where in this thread that Retired skaters will apply. I wish the Retired skaters would form a special annual competition for themselves and only for themselves.
Apparently this Hamilton inspired competition is for a select group of skaters in each of the four disciplines, so naming your favorite retirees may not be that 'slective'.
in fact we really do not know all that much about this competition. Are the international organizers agree to this?
Will the organizers in Asia and Europe have the mid summer venue ready for their dates? Will there be TV coverage in the selected venue?
How will the 'selective' skaters and judges be informed, and who are they?
The logistics, as I see it, are overwhelming, and the competitions would never be ready this year. Most important, will the ISU approve?