Jack Gallagher of the Japan Times asks Christine Brennan and Phil Hersh is his latest opinion column: http://www.japantimes.co.jp/sports/2...s-a-qualifier/
Ice Time believes that the ISU has two legitimate options going forward with the world championships held in an Olympic year:
1) Not hold it at all.
2) Stage it before the Olympics and make it a qualifier for the grander event.
It would seem to me that the second option would be the better one. There will be those who say: “You can’t do that because . . . ” But that is nonsense.