Lysacek wins gold, but debate rages on

Updated: February 19, 2010, 7:55 AM ET
By Jim Caple | ESPN.com

VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- During the medal ceremony for men's figure skating, the public-address announcer introduced Daisuke Takahashi, who took his position on the lowest level of the podium for the bronze medal. Then the announcer introduced Russian silver medalist Evgeni Plushenko, who jokingly stepped onto the podium's uppermost level, where American Evan Lysacek was to receive his gold medal, before stepping to his rightful position.

Or maybe it wasn't such a joke.

"I ...

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