http://trueslant.com/jenniferkirk/20...ends/#more-211

When it comes time to compete, the classic line skaters tell the media is, “I just want to skate well for myself.” This is a lie. Of course skaters want to skate well, but they are leaving out the small fact that just skating well isn’t enough–they want to win. This means making the most money, getting the most acclaim, and being the one who stands on the top of the podium at the end of the night, no matter what it takes. This me-first attitude makes it very difficult for a skater to form a friendship with a close competitor.
She read my mind.

Seriously though, this is a point I've been making for a very long time. And now I have a fellow person to back me up