To borrow from Tara Lipinski, they are ALL Olympic medalists, and no-one can ever take that away from them... That said, to add qualifiers is frankly silly, and it almost seems like some of you would like EXTRA qualifiers added: Picture the introductions: "US Olympic Figure Skating Team Competition Bronze Medalist Jason Brown." "US Olympic Figure Skating Team Competition Bronze Medalist, and she's lucky that she was even sent to the damned competition, Ashley Wagner." (medal can carry a double asterisk for those who are still mad that Nagasu got passed over). "US Olympic Figure Skating Team Competition Bronze Medalist, who doesn't deserve it all because he choked and fell on his ass and did nothing to contribute to the team medal, Jeremy Abbott." And so on, and so on... Yes, I'm being facetious, but at the end of the day they are still Olympic medalists and in the big picture of things, that's fine with the world aside from some fans who are pissed that those who they perceive as lesser skaters are being called medalists with the same weight as individual medalists and/or their favorites were not on a team that qualified or whose team didn't make the podium. Sorry, but I think the medals are all worthwhile and are all worth the same in the respect that they are Olympic medals. That doesn't mean I thought all skaters or performances were medal-worthy, but then again, how many times have we seen that happen (hello, Sarah Hughes...).