Gold on Ice: The Sale and Pelletier Story

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It was the story that rocked the 2002 Winter Olympics and directed the world's gaze to figure skating.

Canadian champions Jamie Salé and David Pelletier finished second to Elena Berezhnaia and Anton Sikharulidze by the narrowest of margins in the Olympic figure skating pairs final. But a judge later admitted she'd been pressured to put the Russians first. Acknowledging a wrong had been done, the International Olympic Committee awarded a second gold medal to Salé and Pelletier: Their silver was upgraded to a second gold after an uproar, ensuing controversy, and an investigation revealed that indeed a judge had succumbed to pressure to vote for the Russian pair instead. The twosome's story has placed a spotlight on the sport and will result in an overhaul of the way it will be judged in the future.

Gold on Ice: The Salé and Pelletier Story features more than 60 stunning, full-color pictures documenting the skating pair's early lives, as well highlights from their controversial Olympic program.

Chapters include:

  • The Early Days
  • Two Solitudes
  • Together at last
  • The Olympic Games
  • The Scandal Erupts
  • Happy Ending.

Salé and Pelletier embody the true spirit of the Olympic ideal, and have established themselves as world-class athletes. They have thrilled audiences everywhere, and here for the first time is their story that is sure to inspire legions of fans and young skaters across the country and around the world.

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About the Author:

Beverley Smith has covered figure skating for The Globe and Mail since 1980. She has written commentary and stories about the sport at 16 world championships and 22 Canadian figure skating championships and is the author of three previous books about figure skating.

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