||SALT LAKE CITY -- Canadian figure skater David Pelletier is considering quitting the sport after he and
sweetheart Jamie Sale missed out on the pairs gold at the Winter Olympics following a judging controversy.
"It is getting to an end," Pelletier told French-Canadian reporters as Salt Lake City awoke Tuesday to the first
big row of the Winter Games.
U.S. newspapers splashed the story of Pelletier and Sale's defeat on their front
pages Tuesday morning. In Canada, "Robbed!" bellowed the front page headlines of the Ottawa Sun and Winnipeg Free Press newspapers, with the
latter complaining that "the decision was not only unpopular -- it was downright nefarious."
Atlanta-based CNN reported that the nine judges would have to justify their decision to top Olympic officials later Tuesday.
"After a night like tonight, you badly want to cut your figure skating career short," the Canadian figure skater said.
Pelletier, though, said he would delay a final decision, adding: "It is not the time to take a decision. I will sleep over
that but it is clear that (the results Monday night) will be taken into account when it will be time for a decision."
Pelletier was set to hold a news conference at Canada's Olympic Lodge in Salt Lake City on Tuesday afternoon.