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THE ECSTASY: Sale and Pelletier were all smiles after getting gold

The Olympic motto is citius, altius, fortius — faster, higher, stronger. How about fairer? Canada's Jamie Sale and David Pelletier left the ice last Monday after a figure-skating performance that Sale, like most spectators, deemed "absolutely perfect." Their closest competition, Russia's Elena Berezhnaya and Anton Sikharulidze, had made a clear error — he stumbled coming out of a double axel. Yet five of the nine judges placed the Russians first. They got the gold, and the Canadians settled for silver.

As rumors flew about misconduct, skating officials began an investigation and Canada filed an appeal. "Skategate" was born, raining humiliation...

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