They were two halves that together formed a magical whole.
I'm told I had to be put in a straitjacket for the first five days because I was so violent, which is a reflection of having really damaged your brain.
It's the event everybody can relate to. It's got beauty, it's got talent and it's got athletic perfection of the most extraordinary level.
It's beautiful theater. It has everything going for it. I mean music and choreography and . . . beautiful girls. It's an elegant, wonderful sport.
The scandal helps people become aware of (skating). And once they're aware of it, they're hooked.
You have a new rule system which is so calculated, so difficult and so complicated.
I think it's been a scandal to a certain degree so far, but whether it will end up being a full-blown one, I don't think so. And I don't think it should be.
It also includes music, choreography, what kind of expression are they bringing onto it?
It's going to be more fun than anything for me because for once we'll be able to say what we want. We'll be able to really applaud the skaters. We'll be able to cry with what we see has gone wrong.
That was a devastating time for all of us to deal with. The crash took away so many in the skating community.
That's what really makes great skating competitions. When you have two top skaters in good form giving superb performances.