I just want to point out once again the touching moment between the veteran Brian Joubert and the youngster Florent Amodio, seen here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Me5IkAy7mwk
It brought a tear to my eye the first time I saw it and each time subsequently (I have it on my faves).
It reminds me of Gillis Grafstrom (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gillis_Grafstr%C3%B6m) passing the torch onto Karl Schafer (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karl_Sch%C3%A4fer), of course I'm sure it wasn't as touching as the moment between the French men, especially from what Sonja has said, but nevertheless a defining moment in the history of the sport.
On the contraire, I've never seen the American men or women act like that toward one another (nor the Russians), which makes it all the more special between the French, whom seem to value country & friendship more than the others. Jmho.
p.s. when Brian bowed toward Florent I almost cried, and then did when Florent grabbed Brian around the neck in a huge hug.