I agree with you, but in many ways, scoring non-IJS programs using IJS criteria, or even IJS programs using current IJS criteria, is pointless. E.g., I'm sure Michelle Kwan would "win" 1998 Olympics and beat Sarah Hughes in the 2002 Olympics, but I'm also sure that Tara and Sarah would have added an extra jumping pass if they operated under today's rules. Yuna Kim and her three double axels may have also ended up losing.Rewatching historical events and deciding how to rank the skaters is hard to do without mental interference from everything we know about how those skaters placed relative to each other in real life, at this event and in terms of reputation both before and after this event.
The calls would be enormously problematic, IMO:
- so many *
- eighth (or more) jumping passes invalidated, often in favor of easier earlier jumps
- final spin (often a higher points value spin) invalidated, in favor of easier earlier ones
The results would be random and would have strange effects, like skaters who front-loaded jumps and combination spins having unfair advantage.
I would possibly be interested in participating, if we judge using the criteria at the time the competition took place. Anything else is just too fraught with randomness to be worth the time (IMO; no offense if others want to participate).
ETA: Short programs could possibly work using IJS, or at least would have much less random error, regardless of when they took place.