What I hope would happen is that over time the importance of the Olympics to skaters would diminish. If the purpose is to find out who is the best in the world, we already have a competition for that -- worlds.
Originally Posted by SkateFiguring
The Olympics, on the other hand, are a big pageant for nations to propagandize and strut their stuff. The most-watched event in the Olympics is the opening ceremonies, where legions of athletes march in carrying flags while the host country shoots off fireworks. A team competition in skating fits right in.