Nothing wrong with being nationalistic. The Olympics ARE nationalistic. Just because some of us value the skating than the nationality of the skater does not mean the Olympics are the same way. In a Team event, some players that would not win championships without their stars, but they do get the rings. I don't see why every skater on a team must be at the same high level in order to win a medal. That skater did perform and contributed at least some points toward the total. That said, an Olympic medal is an Olympic medal- Team event or not. It's time some skating fans stopped treating the team medal as not a real Olympic medal. The event was sanctioned by the IOC and based on the rules some skaters won medals as members of their teams.