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In pictures: The figure skating scandal that rocked the 2002 Olympics

Jamie Salé and David Pelletier's routine (eventually) broke a 42-year gold-medal drought for Canada in pairs skating, sparked an international judging scandal and shot the Canadian duo's brand to the top

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Jamie Salé and David Pelletier perform their pairs free skate to win the Olympic silver medal at the XIX Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City, Utah, Monday, Feb. 11, 2002.

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Jamie Salé and David Pelletier during their silver medal award winning long program Monday, Feb 11. at the 2002 Winter Olympics.

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Canadians Jamie Salé and David Pelletier perform their pairs free program at the Olympic Ice Center, Feb. 11, 2002 during the XIXth Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City. Sale and Pelletier won the silver medal.

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David Pelletier kisses the ice after he and Jamie Salé finished their silver-medal-winning free program in the pairs figure skating competition at the 2002 Olympic Games in Salt Lake City, Utah on Monday Feb.11, 2002.

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Jamie Salé and David Pelletier celebrate with a kiss at the end of their silver-medal-winning routine in the pairs figure skating competition at the 2002 Olympic Games in Salt Lake City, Utah on Monday Feb.11, 2002.

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Jamie Salé and David Pelletier react as their marks are posted for their pairs free skate at the XIX Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City, Utah, Monday, Feb. 11, 2002. To the left is their coach Jan Ullmark (CP PHOTO/Paul Chiasson)

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Russians Elena Berezhnaya and Anton Sikharulidze (gold) (C), Canadians Jamie Salé and David Pelletier (silver) (L), and Chinese Xue Shen and Hongbo Zhao (bronze) celebrate on the podium after their pairs program at the Olympic Ice Center, 11 February 2002 during the XIXth Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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David Pelletier (right) pulls off his medal as he and partner Jamie Salé skate off the ice following the medal presentation in the pairs figure skating competition at the 2002 Olympic Games in Salt Lake City, Utah on Monday Feb.11, 2002. The crowd booed when it learned world champions Sale and Pelletier had been placed second.

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Olympic pairs silver medallist David Pelletier listens to his partner Jamie Salé respond to a question during a news conference at the XIX Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City, Utah, Tuesday Feb. 12, 2002. Sale and Pelletier won the silver medal Monday night after controversial judging of the Olympic pairs event.

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Canadian figure skating pair Jamie Salé, right, flashes a thumbs-up sign as her partner David Pelletier laughs during a press conference in Salt Lake City Friday, Feb. 15, 2002. The Canadians were awarded a gold medal after a judging controversy that dominated the Olympics and threatened the credibility of the sport. The highly unusual decision by top Olympic and skating officials also allows the Russian pair to keep their gold medal.

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Canada's Jamie Salé applauds as her partner David Pelletier adjusts his gold medal during medals ceremonies at the Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City, Utah, Sunday, Feb. 17, 2002. The Canadian pair shares the gold medal with Russia's Elena Berezhnaya and Anton Sikharulidze following a controversy in the judging of the competition.

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Canadian pairs figure skaters David Pelletier (back C) and Jamie Salé (L) stand before receiving gold medals on February 17, 2002. Nearly a week earlier, rival Russians Yelena Berezhneya (front C) and Anton Sikharulidze (R) were awarded the gold in a controversial judging decision. The IOC decided to award second gold medals to the Canadians after an investigation into the judging of the competition turned up wrongdoing.

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Olympic gold medal winning Canadian pairs figure skaters David Pelletier (L) and Jamie Salé appear as guests during a taping of "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" at the NBC studios in Burbank, California February 18, 2002. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) decided to award second gold medals to the pair after an investigation into the judging of the competition turned up wrongdoing.

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Pairs figure skating gold medalists Jamie Salé and David Pelletier carry the Canadian flag during the closing ceremonies for the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympic Games in on Sunday Feb.24, 2002.

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