I don't think there is a need to do it again, since today's "eligible" athletes can pretty much do what they want.Originally posted by Koroleva
Yes. Seeing M&D and G&G again was amazing. I loved seeing Viktor again as well.
I too wish we could see this again.
To me, the big question is who can provide the best performance. Shishkova & Naumov came 4th; none of the other teams could have done nearly as well as G&G and M&D did. I am a supporter of "market place economics"-skating equivalent. Meaning if you can deliver, you should be able to compete as much as possible. Also, would it have been all right for M&D to compete had they not announced they were going pro after 92? Or should we just force everyone to retire after winning Olympic gold?A couple of Russian pairs could have gone in place of G & G and M & D
The only reason I understand against letting pros in is the name-recognition factor. Hopefully, that will diminish with CoP.