In 2002 the seemingly perfect performance of Canadian pair Jamie Salé and David Pelletier earned them second place in Salt Lake City—until an inquiry uncovered a judging scandal that forced the development of a new scoring system, called code of points, or COP. This year, when your favorite skater strikes her last pose and glides to the "kiss and cry" area for scores, don't expect to see the familiar row of numbers flash across your screen. Instead you'll see just two: one for technical ability and another for something called program components. Here's a quick lesson on the new system:...

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