When Four Continents was launched in 1999 as the North American, Asian and Oceanic equivalent of Europeans, the USA didn't send team members such as Kwan, Hughes, or Weiss, somewhat reducing the event to the status of a senior B international. Europeans however, was attended by the skaters that would be heading on to worlds.
Four Continents results 1999
Four Continents results 2013
Europeans results 1999
Europeans results 2013
Having broadcast Four Continents for the first time this year, interestingly, British Eurosport commented that the singles competitions were so much stronger at Four Continents than Europeans.
With the shift in singles' skating superpowers from Europe to Asia, even though Four Continents has less nations (with smaller federations struggling to meet the minimum TES), how equal are both championships 15 years on?