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March 18, 2016

Canadian judge breaks silence
 STE-FOY, Que. (CP) -- Breaking his silence over the Olympic pairs figure-skating controversy, a Canadian judge said Tuesday he felt Jamie Sale and David Pelletier clearly deserved a gold medal but denied campaigning on their behalf.
 Benoit Lavoie denied a French judge's accusation that he lobbied colleagues to favour Sale and Pelletier over their Russian competitors.
Feb. 26: Full story

French skating chief criticizes pairs decision
 PARIS (AP) -- The president of the French skating federation called the decision to award a second Olympic gold medal to Canada in the pairs competition "total nonsense."
 Didier Gailhaguet, returning from the Winter Games in Salt Lake City, also insisted Tuesday that there was no wrongdoing on the part of either French judge Marie-Reine Le Gougne or the French skating federation.
Feb. 26: Full story

Endorsement deal for Canadian skaters
 CINCINNATI (AP) -- Canadian skaters Jamie Sale and David Pelletier, fresh from their gold medal performance at the Olympic Games in Salt Lake City, have a new deal to endorse Procter & Gamble Co.'s Crest Whitestrips.
 Procter & Gamble finalized the one-year deal with the figure skaters on Sunday as the 2002 Winter Olympics ended. Company spokesman Bryan McCleary declined Monday to disclose contract terms.
Feb. 25: Full story

Hughes to appear on Wheaties box
 MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Sarah Hughes's performance landed her on the Olympics podium with a gold medal. Soon it will also put her on the Wheaties box.
 Hughes's picture will appear in March on packages in the United States of the cereal that boasts of being the "breakfast of champions" and which began its association with athletes in the 1930s.
Feb. 25: Full story

Previous headlines

Feb. 24: Another day, another story from French judge
Feb. 24: Gold-medal skaters return to Russia
Feb. 24: Skating overshadowed by judging scandal
Feb. 23: A judging uproar that poisoned Olympics
Feb. 23: Golden team bids farewell
Feb. 23: Pull rug out from under ice dancers
Feb. 23: Hughes: This is merely the beginning
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