Kerstin Frank and Viktor Pfeiffer better start practicing! It's too bad Kira Korpi is so tall: she'd make a lovely pairs skater. FIN has Dance teams that could be appointed, and, who knows, if Korpi does this well at GP next year, FIN might be the 10th team, since one Korpi = Coomes/Buckland + Jenna McCorkell placement points-wise. I don't know what the alternate policy is for the Olympics. If a country qualifies one skater for the individual discipline, either through qualifying (London or Nebelhorn) or as Olympic host, appoints one, that skater has to skate both events. Kovtun could be appointed to the Olympic team, with Plushenko as the alternate, and then have a medically approved injury after the team event, leaving Plushenko to skate singles 1. If the team FS isn't after the Men's SP and 2. If the timing for replacements were to work out. (I know the Team Event is supposed to start before the rest of the competition, but I'm not sure when the team FS is in the rest of the schedule.) Similarly, if Canada doesn't earn a second Ladies spot, Rochette would be in the same boat, were she to want to come back, although I suspect they'd do it the other way around, since Rochette would like to do the team event. According to the announcement, each country has to declare who will skate the Free "immediately (latest about 10 minutes) after the conclusion of the last Short Program/Short Dance of the Team Event in order to ensure that the Team composition of all Teams are known before the beginning of the Free Skating/Free Dance." (I hope the "conclusion" means after the marks are in place, because if they're skating in reverse order, the results of the presumably strongest/highest ranked skater could make a difference in strategy, and I'd guess the skater's Federation would like to get some feedback on how that skater/team was feeling before committing them to the Free.