Absolutely that is the underlying issue I think what I'm trying to say is if they want to attract new fans/viewers back or to the sport some new talent needs to be there from CanadaIt is not that skaters are not trying...It is the countries that need to step up. Russians are state funded if they show promise. And mercy schooling. In most other countries you do not get funding until you are almost there and by that time it is almost bankruptcy. In Canada only 3 senior girls were funded by Skate Canada. And the funding is about a quarter of the cost in general to continue.