It's the off season but die hard skating fans want to chat skating. Throught out the skating ags new rules have come and gone. Had they been applied at various times I personally think the results would have been difficult. Trixie Schuba probably would never have medalled or certainly not gold using weighting systems that relied more heavily on the short and long programs forget about COP. Kira Ivanova probably would never win a medal under COP but ironically in a system more heavily weighted to school figures may have won more medals or even gold. Brian Orser on a system more heavily weighted on skating rather than school figures may have won a gold in 1984 and under COP maybe in 1988. Kataraina WIll may had lost the 1988 Olympics and Manly won gold had they weighted the free skate more heavily or had Witt been placed second or third in the short which was a possibility. Wit may have lost gold to Manley under COP as well. In 1994 under COP Baiul may have lost to Kerrigan and Chen.