I remember in 1994, Katarina Witt made a political statement with her Olympic LP, Sag Mir Wo Die Blumen Sind. In the politically charged environment we almost always seem to find ourselves in, which skaters in history have made a political statement through their skating? Skaters, like other athletes in performance-oriented sports have the unique opportunity to make a statement about society through their performances.
I remember this from 2002:
Of course, no program in skating has ever made a political statement that offended judges that they had to change it, in the way that the 1996 French Synchronized Swim team did (their free routine was to Schindler's List, where they began first by playing Nazis goosewalking to the pool, to female prisoners being dragged to the incinerators; they had a different routine for the Olympics):
So--which skaters have made political statements in their programs? And do you find that political statements belong or do not belong in skating?