Was SLC a myth? It's very hard to catch bad behavior but that was one instance where undeniable evidence surfaced. To say that federations can influence results isn't saying every competition is rigged. If politicking wasn't effective no one would do it. Why do you think a US judge slammed Plushenko's skating before Turin? Do you think he would have slammed Evan if he skated like Evgeny?I'd like to congratulate the person who started this thread for perpetrating the myth that all figure skating competitions are rigged. Why bother to even have the skaters skate?
No wonder the rest of the sporting world doesn't take the sport seriously, when the fans of the sport freely admit it's all fixed.