Honestly, about Yurio & Victor, I think people who consider it "sabotaging" or whatever have the wrong idea... the point wasn't that Victor wanted Yurio to steal the gold medal from Yuri so that he wouldn't retire. This is a series about skaters that inspire each other to better themselves. Victor was hoping that Yurio's skating would inspire Yuri, and reignite his passion as a reminder of his love for skating and competing. That's what Yurio was trying to do, too. And it worked.