I agree with bandit. Nobody got more press and attention in Torino than Johnny. He was 3 time champion besides. I think he annoyed the heck out of the Federation with his Russophilia. According to Priscilla her life was hell in Torino because they were constantly on HER back to make him give up his jacket that Totmianina had given him. If he had stood up and won a medal after his great start it would have been Evan who? But the jacket deal along with Evan bombing the short and then coming back to 4th was the antithesis of Johnny in place for a silver and losing ground that tipped them over into Evan's camp. He was a biddable, flag waving "straight" boy who said what they told him to in interviews. As opposed to a rebellious Russophilaic who was "flamboyant" and is a very colorful interviewee. I prefer an interesting person but there's no denying he's a rogue. He's has flat out said he's not a team player more than once. I think even in his book.