To some, the extent of Harding’s complicity in the attack on Kerrigan remains less than clear. Kerrigan herself said last week: ‘I tried for a very long time to think that they must have done it without Tonya knowing. But the FBI said there was no mistaking what had taken place.
They told me: “We can’t give you hard proof, but we do this for a living, and we are convinced Harding knew.” ‘You never want to think that badly of somebody you tried to be friendly with; we had been room-mates on teams. Don’t you want to become a champion by being better than everyone else? I do. It’s all sad, very sad.’
So, after all these years, does Kerrigan have an answer to her own, anguished question: ‘Why, why, why?’
'Greed and selfishness,' she said last week. 'That's what I assume.'