Obviously the skaters would never give themselves the scores. I doubt that they would take the gold medal away from Sonitkova, because if they found some wrong-doing, then it's the judges/system's fault, not her fault. They would like what: "Hello Adelina, we have just found out we over-scored you so we will take the gold back."?
If any, I think at best/worst, they would let Adelina keep her gold, at the same time give another gold medal for Kim, silver for Kostner, and another bronze for Gold. Meh... What a mess this situation is.
They are clearly not JUST upset with the composition of the judging panel otherwise they would have protested when the panel was announced and not after the result. Had Yu Na won with the same panel they obviously would have thought the panel was perfectly fine.
Re-awarding the medals would definitely be the best outcome. I just feel bad that if it happens, Adelina will end up as collateral damage because hers is the most recognizable face in the story. The judges and whoever else was involved deserve whatever punishment they get, not a 17-year-old kid. And heck, I'm not even one of her fans!
Seeing this makes me glad that Adelina isn't going to worlds. At the end if the day she is probably a fairly self conscience 17yr old girl who is very susceptible to this type of drama and criticism. It wasn't that long ago that I was the same age and I would completely obsess over insignificant things like my clothes or how my friends thought of me. Can you imagine thinking that there is a large collection of people out there questioning and criticizing everything you've accomplished. I know it's the judges in question but its easy to be an irrational 17 yr old girl who makes everything about herself. It's almost expected and not an insult to be a normal kid IMO.
If nothing came out from their complaint re: Paul Hamm, I kinda doubt this is getting anywhere. It's also a little late.
If they decide to open the judging for examination, it will be a mess. If they are going to re-examine Adelina and Yu-Na's scores then they'll need to re-examine all of the scores, not just the top 2. Nobody is paying much attention to the fact that Julia was grossly overscored as well b/c she didn't medal, but she still managed to score extremely well with multiple mistakes in her programs. One can argue that both Ashley and Mao should have placed ahead of her but that they were underscored and Julia was held up. Let's look at those results as well.
If they're going to look at one, they need to look at them all...and if they're going to rearrange one result, they need to rearrange all of them...if we're talking about fairness here.