Another name issue: is Aliona and Alena the same name? The commentators in my country very often say "Aliona Leonova".
Ok, and here I go with possibly the dumbest question ever (but I was never a skater, so I really wouldn't know):
Do female skaters wear underwear? I mean, it always looked to me that they have that attached-to-the-dress underwear (a la gymnastics) and the tights underneath. So... is this it?
I do realize this is a terribly down-to-earth, silly, maybe even tasteless question, but it always fascinated me/made me wonder. Please put me out of my misery and answer :P