the ice dance bronze medal in this Olympics. Pechalat and Bourzat earned it, but apparently playing to the audience with a swan lake cliche and lots of "dramatic" arm waving is enough to win over a team that actually put some effort into coming up with an original concept and choreography and executing it beautifully. and apparently you can score 168.01 at the Russian nationals in December, and magically become SO much better in a month and a half that your score for the same programs jumps 15 points for the Olympics. Not to mention the 7-point jump in their FD from the team competition to the individual in Sochi (a 7 point difference for the same program in one week) ! Couldn't possibly be any bias or unreasonable score inflation there, right?
selfishly as a fan, i really wish P/B would go to worlds this year (and perform their delightful petit prince program one more time), although i think they said the olympics was their last competition. :/ imho they could have a good chance at silver, esp. since V/M aren't going to worlds.