I disagree...why don't you train for a sport your whole life, give the best performance, and have your gold medal taken away from you because of a vote trade by the judges.
I think Sale and Pelletier have acted with nothing but class throughout this whole ordeal...especially given these circumstances.
I wasn't following this story at all until this afternoon. I was watching Passions and it got pre-empted for live coverage of the press conference. I kept hoping that they'd cut back to the soaps (after all, the cliffhanger episode is usually on a Friday), so I watched the Canadian skaters as they responded to questions from the media.
They both made a nice impression. David Pelletier has a mischievous sense of humor with a deadpan accented delivery. I'm not interested in skating, but I will be interested to see how the incident affects Pelletier's future. Perhaps he'll become a different type of performer?
Best holiday weekend wishes to everyone here on FR!