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Q+A Sale and Pelletier

March 17, 2003
March 17, 2003

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March 17, 2003

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Q+A Sale and Pelletier

Olympic co--gold medalists Jamie, 25, and David, 28, are
traveling the U.S. as part of the Smuckers Stars on Ice Tour

This is an article from the March 17, 2003 issue Original Layout

SI: Can you assure our readers that the Stars on Ice Tour isn't
fixed?

Sale: You know what? It is fixed. And people will love it.

Pelletier: Yes, everything is planned on this tour.

SI: Your fellow gold medalists, Elena Berezhnaya and Anton
Sikharulidze, are also part of the Stars on Ice Tour. Have you
guys ever switched partners during a show?

Pelletier: Hey, we're not swingers!

SI: Do you talk with them much?

Pelletier: I talk hockey a lot with Anton. He's friends with a
few of the Russian players. But the gold in Olympic hockey [which
Canada won] is one thing we don't talk about.

SI: Any plans on buying [disgraced French judge] Marie-Reine Le
Gougne's new book?

Sale: She wrote a book?

Pelletier: Who wants to read that?

Sale: I think I would put it in the fire.

Pelletier: I wonder how many chapters there are, because she
seems to change her mind every week.

SI: Why not skate at the 2006 Games and go for the bronze? That
way you can own all three medals.

Sale: We might. Just in another event.

Pelletier: Yeah, maybe curling. Or maybe I'll just be a figure
skating judge.

SI: You've been dating for three years. Do you ever get turned on
while you're performing on the ice together?

Sale: No, and it's not an insult. The simple reason is you're
working. Obviously I look at him in his outfits and I think he
looks awesome, but when we're out there skating I don't think of
anything romantic or sexy.

Pelletier: You know what I'm thinking about? I'm thinking about
staying vertical, and I'm not talking about the little guy.

SI: On a six-point scale, rate how romantic your partner is.

Sale: I give him a 5.0.

SI: That's pretty low.

Sale: O.K., a 5.8.

Pelletier: She must be French [laughs]. But she's a 5.8 too.
--R.D.

COLOR PHOTO: TODD KOROL (SALE AND PELLETIER) "We're not swingers!"

For more from this pair go to si.com/scorecard.