You've been on a Chan defending spree and you're now protecting D/R. And it doesn't matter if you are on SC payroll or thinking for yourself. I told you I too can type.
Originally Posted by CanadianSkaterGuy
Bona Fide Member
I think the scoring format was set as it was because Japan does not excel in dance or pairs. (This year it backfired because Japan could not field a pairs team at all.)
Originally Posted by micnow
IIRC in the initial negotiations between Japanese television and the ISU four years ago, they wanted only a mens and ladies competition. The ISU insisted on including the other two disciplines, in part in the hope that this would encourage Japan to put greater effort into their pairs and dance programs.