The USASF Open divisions are new. That hasn't been an option previously. I hate the massive number of divisions we have now, but we absolutely will send more and more teams toward the USASF side when possible. Few events award paid bids in "International" divisions, so paid bids in those divisions are much harder to come by. Also, I think paid bids are generally harder to get than people think. We regularly see more defending medalists competing than there are bids at an event. Olympics is set up as a country-vs-country event. You represent your country there. It makes sense. (FWIW, I don't love the rule in gymnastics that limits the all-around finalists). In my mind, it should be more like Wimbledon, Tour de France, Boston Marathon, Australian Open, Ironman, etc. where athletes/teams represent either themselves or their private clubs. There are no rules that say the Wimbledon finalists can't be two Russians. You could have the top 10 Boston Marathon finishers all be Kenyan and no one would bat an eye. I get the other side and I can respect that view, however. I just don't see it that way.