As expected, and not debated, French pair leading

February 16, 2002
SALT LAKE CITY -- For once, people actually paid attention to the ice dance compulsories. And it had nothing to do with the racy costumes or unfortunate choices in hair and makeup.

Hours after Canadian pairs skaters Jamie Sale and David Pelletier were awarded a gold medal because of judging improprieties, all eyes turned to ice dancing, where complaints are not only common, they're practically expected.

Marina Anissina and Gwendal Peizerat of France were in first place ...

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