Keepin' it real
Israeli skating group protests new world standards
(JTA) -- Israel's Ice Skating Federation protested new and tougher International Skating Union qualifying standards for world championships, saying they unfairly discriminate against countries not in the top skating tier.
and... World Peace!
While I get that in this economy that cost cutting has to happen, making it more of an elitist sport is probably not the way to go. That being said I do not have the answer.
If the decision came only from the purpose to cut off the budget, they should find a different way to do so, as Mr. Chait said.