As a Michelle Kwan diehard fan I used to be bothered that her lack of an Olympic Gold hurt her career. Well after yesterday it officialy means nothing. The value of an Olympic Gold or any medals/titles won in figure skating is now close to nothing, and basically your greatness and how you are remembered as a skater is purely how good a skater the general public and experts knew you were. Olympic Gold winners arent even usually the right people either, and you could easily argue her winning both Olympics she medalled at with proper judging. While neither was the huge scandal this one is, it also suddenly makes her lack of an Olympic Gold meaningless as Olympic Gold winner is often as much about politics, bribery, fraud, bloc judging, luck, campaigning, biased judging, as it actual skating, and that has to apply to her and her lack of an Olympic Gold as well. People will now see Michelle Kwan and her lack of an Olympic Gold in a new light and it wont even be something held against her any longer.