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.
I don't think there is a need to do it again, since today's "eligible" athletes can pretty much do what they want.

A couple of Russian pairs could have gone in place of G & G and M & D
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?

The only reason I understand against letting pros in is the name-recognition factor. Hopefully, that will diminish with CoP.