Short is actually worth more, since you can't finish worse than 5th in the long program (so just for stepping on the ice you get six points).
Originally Posted by ivy
I doubt the team event is going anywhere, though I wouldn't be surprised to see the format change. Historically international federations don't give up medal events easily. Even if the team event doesn't work out they will just try another format for PyeongChang.
Originally Posted by pangtongfan
You might be thinking of Ingo Steuer re: S/S. He said that he informed the German federation that they would not be participating in the team event.
Originally Posted by golden411
Megan Duhamel and Maxim Trankov have both been quoted saying they only wanted to skate the short program in the team event.
In an interview, Ondrej Hotarek actually spoke pretty eloquently about the mixed emotions he felt about the team event (as not quite a top top tier skater and involved in the individual event scheduled closest to it)
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