Pang Qing and Tong Jian tweeted their thanks on Weibo after they ended their figure skating careers with the Pairs free skate tonight in Sochi. This was posted at 11:28pm Sochi time (less than an hour after their skate). Attached to the tweet (which I can't post here), is a picture of them smiling and embracing in their team uniforms.
"Thank you everyone for your support. Thank you everyone for being with us through this journey, never leaving or giving up. In our 20-some years, we've experienced many rough times. Because we both had the desire to chase our dreams, we met each other. We will still continue to support one another, because we are both dream-chasing people who do not easily give up."
Source (in Chinese): www.weibo.com/pangqing_tongjian
Controversial or not, I hope we can all look back fondly on two very amazing and gifted people and wish them the best in the new phase of their lives!