For the U.S. women's figure skaters who competed against Kamila Valieva on Thursday, actions speak louder than words.
"Probably give her a hug," said Alysa Liu, who finished three spots behind Valieva for a seventh-place finish for the United States.
"I would also just love to give her a hug," added Karen Chen, who finished 16th. "It's a tough situation that she is in. Unfortunately, that is the situation. There's nothing you can do about it."
"The same. Hugs," said Mariah Bell, who finished tenth while making her Olympic debut at 25 years old to become the oldest U.S. women's singles skater in 94 years.
"I'm sorry that you are sort of the face of this. There's a lot of things that we don't know and we're speculating and whatever. But it's an unfortunate experience for her, I know. But it makes me even more proud to be a part of as team of clean athletes."