The 1994 Lillehammer Olympics are my favourite Winter Olympics of all time. There was just something perfect about them. However, the results in all figure skating events gave rise to great controversy. What do you all think of the results?
Gordeeva & Grinkov v Mishkutenok & Dmitriev
Alexei Urmanov v Elvis Stojko
Grishuk & Platov v Usova & Zhulin (and Tovill & Dean)
Oksana Baiul v Nancy Kerrigan
At the time, I must say I was ecstatic about all the results and I still wouldn't change them, but having re-watched Gordeeva & Grinkov and Mishkutenok & Dmitriev's performances, I must say that G&G were greatly overmarked. I don't think it was possible to have a better technical performance than M&D showed in both their short and long programmes. They didn't make a single mistake, whereas G&G weren't entirely clean in either programme. Of course G&G skated beautifully and for sentimental reasons I am glad they won the Gold, but really M&D weren't treated fairly by the judges. It's also the sign of champions that after a bad season and disastrous training sessions where she couldn't land a jump and he struggled with lifts, M&D came out onto the Olympic ice and skated perfectly!