Yes Yuka winning those Olympics would have been the ISU's worst nightmare. It would be the worst thing for Sato too as the pro skating boom which she rode so well as a much better and more popular skater than she ever was an amateur, would have been punctured by a Sato victory. Their only one worse would be Harding winning. I guess Bonaly winning perhaps too, but from a marketability standpoint Bonaly would actually be a good winner, but the purist snobs in the ISU hate her so much they wouldn't care. Baiul was probably the 2nd best outcome after Kerrigan winning.