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    The IOC has awarded the Canadian pair of Sale and Pelletier the gold medal [img]graemlins/bounce.gif[/img] [img]graemlins/bounce.gif[/img] [img]graemlins/bounce.gif[/img] [img]graemlins/bounce.gif[/img] [img]graemlins/thumb.gif[/img] they will Share it with The Russian Pair.
    the French skating judge has been suspended

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    About time!! They certainly deserve it.

    Congratulations to them both and to the fans!

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    When I heard it on NBC today I thought that was really cool. Those two deserve it. Yesterday I heard the male Russian skater say I don't want the gold anymore. Give me the silver.

    I thought that was pure class. [img]graemlins/thumb.gif[/img]

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    WOW! I never thought that they would give them the gold, that's great!!! [img]smile.gif[/img] [img]graemlins/thumb.gif[/img]
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    They should give Roy Jones Jr. his gold medal now too. He got ripped off by poor judging in Korea.
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    Watched some of the press conference. Definitely a great call. [img]graemlins/thumb.gif[/img]
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    I didn't watch the pairs skating finals, so I'll just have to take everybody's word that Canada should have recieved the gold. Just from bits and pieces of the routines that I have seen it certainly looked like Canada got robbed. I think that it is great that they are trying to right the wrong by giving Canada the gold as well, but if they are going to give Canada the gold then they are acknowledging that they should have won and thus Russia should be bumped down to silver. I know that sucks for them, but given their reactons I don't think they would put up much of a fight. I heard the guy for the Russian team said he didn't even want the gold anymore and would take the silver, they know who won the other night.
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    That's a good point P-dog. If you were the Russian team, would you rather have a silver medal that you (and everyone else) knew you deserved, or a gold medal that you (and everyone else) knew you didn't deserve?

    If I was the Russian team, I would be actively attempting to be removed from gold medal standing and placed in silver medal standing. First off, it would release the stigma, but also it would show them to have an incredible amount of class, and they'd be legends for the gesture.

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    I haven't been watching the Olypmics(only about 30mins worth of stuff) but I heard about this

    The Russians STILL have a gold medal???? From what I heard, they sucked! They shouldn't get anything! Bronze at best

    and WHAT THE HELL is that shuffleboard-on-ice event???? Did I see a 65 year old man on that thing?
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    yes, the thing that baffles me is that even though the french judge was suspended, there were still 4 judges that marked the russians in first place. i don't get that, to me it was clear that the canadians should have won, and regardless of the french marks, it's still a close call, and it shouldn't be.

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    Originally posted by hain23x:
    I haven't been watching the Olypmics(only about 30mins worth of stuff) but I heard about this

    The Russians STILL have a gold medal???? From what I heard, they sucked! They shouldn't get anything! Bronze at best

    and WHAT THE HELL is that shuffleboard-on-ice event???? Did I see a 65 year old man on that thing?
    LMAO, it's called curling Hain. Many people joke about this being an olympic event and I must admit I did as well, but after watching a match early this morning I must admit it's kind of interesting to watch, and it does take some athletic ability and skill. Consider this they have to get a 46 pound stone to slide on the ice and try to make it stop about 50 yards away on a target and when you are trying to knock the other teams stone off the target you have got to sling that thing and hit a target that is probably not much more than 16 inches wide, tough!
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    yeah, it's actually requires talent, although it's not really exciting to watch until the tenth end of a close game. so in alot of ways, it's a lot like baseball.

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    Those were exactly my thoughts Laner-how about the 4 other imbeciles who voted the Russians first? It seems to me that everyone knew who won except 5 stupid judges.

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    Originally posted by laner:
    yes, the thing that baffles me is that even though the french judge was suspended, there were still 4 judges that marked the russians in first place. i don't get that, to me it was clear that the canadians should have won, and regardless of the french marks, it's still a close call, and it shouldn't be.
    As long as human judgement is used to determine the outcome of sporting events, controversy will always play a part. Reading several news reports on the web, I've found out a lot of these judges have favorites. They attend practices as well as judge the competitions. It seems some judges are willing to overlook errors in a performance because they've literally watched their favorite skaters dozens of times and know their real capabilities. A flawed system, to say the least.
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