IOC Awards Gold Medal to Salé and Pelletier
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) Executive Board decided to award Jamie Salé and David Pelletier from Canada a gold medal in the Figure Skating, Pairs Competition, today in Salt Lake City. Following a meeting with IOC President Jacques Rogge, International Skating Union (ISU) President Ottavio Cinquanta called an ISU Council meeting last night, 14 February, following the Figure Skating, Men's Free Skate, competition. The ISU Council decided to suspend Judge Marie Reine Le Gougne for misconduct and to recommend to the IOC Executive Board it also award a gold medal to Jamie Salé and David Pelletier. The IOC Executive Board agreed with and accepted the recommendation from the ISU to award the gold medal. The IOC Executive Board thanks the ISU Council for its speedy resolution of the matter for the sake of the athletes involved and those still to compete.