1. To void her marks for S&P and B&S only.
2. To award a second gold medal to S&P
3. To suspend LeGougne and Gailhauguet
The IOC agreed to the ISU council's solution.
ETA: Or at least as fair as they thought they were going to get, at the time, and considering the future.
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"'Is this new BMW-designed sled the ultimate sledding machine for Langdon and Holcomb?' Leigh Diffey asked before the pair cruised to victory. I don’t know, but I know that sled is the ultimate Olympic Games product placement.." -- Jen Chaney
Some interesting viewpoints and information I wasn't aware of regarding specific details. All boils down to ISU acting based on the demands of IOC.
The skaters' performances are what they are, and everyone will continue to have their preferences and perceptions.
The saddest part of this whole thing for me has always been that Sale and Pelletier retired right after the Olympics. They had only been together for three seasons. Imagine if they lost the gold and kept going for four more years to grab gold in 2006? They still had such potential to grow and develop! (And I actually think the "Orchid" program had flourishes of the direction they were moving in...)
i can finally watch these 2 and not get alll wrapped up in it all!!
i think that s/p lift ad spit twist were far better than b/s the crowd was sure behind them!
i just thoguht there was a confidence with s/p that was missing with b/s so while they had a more difficult program s/p nailed theirs really what else could they have done?
They could not skate with the same freedom that Jamie & David did.
Elena & Anton saw SLC as their last chance. Jamie & David would have gone another four years if they had to.
Like you, I can now watch these two couples skate & not get so emotional over what happened but I still have an uneasy feeling over the pro-North American press & how they went about the situation. I really felt sorry for Elena & Anton. I remember watching them on CNN. They looked shell-shocked over the whole thing.
It's true that there is no top classic Russian team like B/S, but I don't think S/P were doing anything super-special compared to today's pairs. Also, it's worth remembering that S/Z circa 2002 were more of a tech-first pair, with their best performances still in the future.
i have one word for Hamilton and Bazic at this particular event: blah!
i think you can hear the same russian lady's scream at 8:15 ahah!
I was happy that the Russians won but not with the controversy. I think that this was a Moskvina pair that was truly elite and in the same vein as work she's done in the past. I wish that there were a team under her training that were as fabulous as B&S but it looks like Moskvina is taking on less and less, much like Tarasova these day's. Hopefully though, an amazing pair will train with her in the near future. It would be nice to see her do to a pair what John Nicks did for Ashley. I have a soft spot for the old coaches who have mastered their craft. Done rambling...