I was reading through communications published by the ISU and it seems that Chinese Taipei is hosting the Four Continents again.
I love Taiwan, it's a great country and the food is delicious and the history and culture is astounding but seeing the below woeful turnout in the first couple of days and the lack of live or not live broadcasters was especially disappointing but for some reason, the ISU has given the host of the 2016 competition back to Taiwan!
I am wondering why that is the case because Figure Skating is not a star sport in Taiwan and there are so many other cities the ISU can choose that will draw more people to watch. And if they want the popularity of the sport to grow in small nations, there are other small skating nations that they could explore! It baffles me as it Chinese Taipei doesn't seem like a big player in the congress.
Maybe more in North America or China or Japan or maybe even Hong Kong or the Philippines (This nation has had a sudden rush of good skaters!). Or Australia (The ISU did take the 2000 Worlds away from Australia and gave it to France- I wonder if Didier of the French Federation had anything to do with that?)...i don't know but somewhere else would be great- I'm not picking on a country (I am part Chinese) but for the sake of promoting skating, the ISU need to make better decisions and venture out.
What are your thoughts?