They don't owe it to anyone to show up at Worlds. There are a ton of skaters from the Olympics who opted not to go to Worlds.
Plus if B/S had gone to Worlds and got bronze, you'd have complained that it wasn't silver. :sarcasm:
They owe Russian tax payers who funded them generously
No -this is wrong! I would have said a bronze doesn’t fix all the problems. That they still need to learn ijs and what ice dance in 2018 is supposed to be.