With the end of the WTT, that brings the season to a close.
An interesting season, but the two factors to emerge from it for me are:-
- COP/IJS is damaging the sport. The marking system is in need of a complete overhaul
- TV coverage is at an all time low. The ISU simply must do a better job of promoting the sport to TV companies. Better TV coverage will in turn attract greater public interest. However, to garner greater interest from TV companies and the public in the first place, there needs to be an overhaul of the marking system.
The way forward? I think the ISU should hold a meeting during the off season to specifically look at the future of sport and to chart a way forward in terms of getting the sport back to where it was in the late 1990's in terms of public interest.