The inaugural team event alone was a history maker as for the first time skaters competed as a team for their countries, rather than just as individuals. It was an intriguing event to behold, yet some wonder how different the individual events would have been if there had not been a team event. Some skaters almost seemed to give away their Olympic performances for the team, leaving them with poor performances in the individual events. For others, like Adelina Sotnikova, it may have actually helped her win gold in the individual event as it lit a fire inside of her since she was not named to the Russian Team. Regardless, this event changed the dynamic.
Though the Olympic Games have come to a close, the conversations, controversy and the memories will continue on and will not be quickly forgotten. There are several take aways, from the scoring to the first-ever medal wins for several nations, history was made.
One thing is for sure—figure skating did not disappoint. It brought the emotion, the drama and the excitement. Hopefully the sport will continue bringing these elements into the Olympic Games, but next time with less controversy.