"It also offers the best wine and the best vegetables." Even after the judges had had their say, the arguments raged.
Alexey Michin, Plushenko's coach, reiterated his skater's remarks earlier in the week that the sport should be pushing the barriers rather than regressing into the pre-quad era.
Is it possible that feelings between the two gold medalists aren't mutual?
A scan of their twitter pages reveals that the blonde gymnast has tweeted to Lysacek no less than seven times since the Vancouver Olympics began -- while the figure skater has mentioned her just once.
"The couple -- who met in October 2008 in Rapid City, S.
D., while performing on the NBC special Skating & Gymnastics Spectacular -- confirm to PEOPLE exclusively that they've been dating since last summer." But just last weekend Lysacek, who won a figure skating gold medal on Thursday, said something very different. "I haven't had any time for dating while I'm training. The article now says that only Liukin -- and not "the couple" -- have confirmed the relationship.
In October 2011, Liukin announced that she was returning to gymnastics with the hopes of making a second Olympic team.