Quote Originally Posted by SkateFiguring View Post
I like the Team event but hate for it to be held before the individual events at the Olympics, making some skaters risk what they have trained most of their lives for and also for the effect on the over all qualities of the individual events.
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.

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.