Handy Emergency Backup Mode
Because Europe is soooooo short on skating competitions and opportunities to host big events they need another one.I wouldn't mind. And it's almost twice as long to fly to Australia from NYC than to Tallinn so I suspect I am not alone in that.
It definitely sounds like all we needed was just a little bit more time. It also sounds like the ISU just could not wait to rip it away and give it to a big country, given they actually had a replacement all lined up already.