I have been contemplating on starting this thread although I'm not sure how far it will go. We all hear of rivalries on ice such as Kwan/Slutskaya, Yu Na/Mao, D&M/G&G among others. I've heard (bits and pieces) that although they are fierce competitors on ice, they have developed good friendships off ice. Michele and Irina were good friends, competing against but also supporting each other. Yu Na and Mao have mentioned being each other's rivals but they have a good relationship off ice. Artur and Sergei were very good friends while competing before Sergei's early death - Artur was one of the pallbearers at Sergei's funerals. I'm not sure how much of this is speculation but I personally like the fact that they can be friends.