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Canadian Figure Skaters Get Gold, Russians Furious
Yahoo ^ | 2/15/02 | Adrian Warner

Posted on 02/15/2002 11:42:28 AM PST by The_Victor

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To: Serge
Russians won gold and silver medal in men figure skating. Again gold ma Gold medal again went to russians. As anyone may see thier skating are definetly better. Let us wait and see is there will be another frustrated pretendent with lawyer now?

No, you won't see some pretendant because in that event the skater who gave the two top clean performances won the gold medal. The skater who gave the second-best free performance one the silver. ....

I guess you didn't hear the American bronze medalist Goebel who said that the results of the men's competition were fair.

No participant will complain because it was not corrupt.

141 posted on 02/15/2002 1:42:35 PM PST by writmeister
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To: The_Victor
This is pretty funny stuff. Who gives a flying camel anyway?

Whatever happened to Denise Rich? Now THAT was a topic worthy of infinite trashtalk and gossip.

142 posted on 02/15/2002 1:44:34 PM PST by PoisedWoman
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To: Exigence
Like boxing, for example?

Borderline. Fighters can be knocked out rendering judges unnecessary.

That brings a whole different set of qualifiers into play if you have to win by beating your opponent into unconciousness.

The judged "sports" like snowboarding, hot dog skiing and now figure skating really don't do anything for me in the first place. I for one wouldn't miss them if they were gone.

143 posted on 02/15/2002 1:45:21 PM PST by Colonel_Flagg
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To: The_Victor
Maybe the French judge had his heart with the Quebec succession crowd.

"Screw dem peoples in Canada!"

144 posted on 02/15/2002 1:46:02 PM PST by Bogie
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To: Lent
>As I stated, you're lucky they left the gold with your useless pair of skaters.

I haven't been following this scandal very closely. (I still miss Tonya and Nancy...) The only thing that struck me, really, was that the French judge who got in trouble was really beautiful.

If she was "pressured" to vote one way or another, how come SHE was punished, and not the people who were pressuring her?

Rather than punish her, shouldn't she be rewarded for being brave enough to speak out about being pressured to fix the event? (But I'll be honest, mostly I'm taking her side because she's so pretty...)

Mark W.

145 posted on 02/15/2002 1:46:28 PM PST by MarkWar
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To: The_Victor
The IOC and this entire network of Judges ( who probably get their positions and "authority" in much the same way most judges do) are beginning to remind to more and more of the United Nations.
146 posted on 02/15/2002 1:47:22 PM PST by willyboyishere
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To: The_Victor
The Russian skaters should "defect" to America and swap their gold medal with the American duo's silver. I think that would throw a fix/wrench into the mix.
147 posted on 02/15/2002 1:57:36 PM PST by Zon
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To: Exigence
Excellent article HERE
148 posted on 02/15/2002 2:00:42 PM PST by ET(end tyranny)
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To: willyboyishere
The IOC and this entire network of Judges ( who probably get their positions and "authority" in much the same way most judges do) are beginning to remind to more and more of the United Nations.

You better believe it. All that is left for them to do is to apply for entry as a Non-Government Organization (NGO), and they probably will be accepted.

149 posted on 02/15/2002 2:01:55 PM PST by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: Serge
"In our program "Meditation', we try to express how we feel, we don't simply skate prettily back and forth to the music", the Russian skater said somewhat sarcastically.

Hey, your Russkie boy almost ended up on his arse. No? If you think your russkie bunch were technical I guess you really are still in the 19th century there in Russia. LOL! Hey, any time I see a Russian skater again I'll remember you get your medals by cheating. A little Russian mafia pressure? LOL!

150 posted on 02/15/2002 2:10:51 PM PST by Lent
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To: MarkWar
Rather than punish her, shouldn't she be rewarded for being brave enough to speak out about being pressured to fix the event? (But I'll be honest, mostly I'm taking her side because she's so pretty...)

That would be like stating " I was pressured into stealing that money". Ok, she coughed up but she should get her sorry arse back to France with the rest of those cheap eurotrashers. Actually she didn't look that cute to me looks like she had been eating too many french pastries.

151 posted on 02/15/2002 2:14:51 PM PST by Lent
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To: HennepinPrisoner
There were other judges that gave them 2's. You have to ask 'why' and yet no one is questioning them.'Why'?
152 posted on 02/15/2002 2:15:02 PM PST by scrabble
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To: The_Victor
As long as the cheating Russians are mad, it's a happy ending.
153 posted on 02/15/2002 2:15:05 PM PST by xm177e2
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To: The_Victor
Russia should hold their tongue since the investigation isn't over yet. From what I understand, they are investigating the collusion of four other countries in the scandal and you can bet your bottom dollar, one of them is Russia.
154 posted on 02/15/2002 2:20:10 PM PST by mass55th
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156 posted on 02/15/2002 2:32:33 PM PST by ATOMIC_PUNK
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To: mass55th
Those 4 countries are probably yak countries. (see link above, if you haven't read it, its a must read, very funny)
157 posted on 02/15/2002 2:32:59 PM PST by ET(end tyranny)
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To: HennepinPrisoner; Stefan Stackhouse
I agree with the two of you.

I wasn't following this story at all until this afternoon. I was watching Passions and it got pre-empted for live coverage of the press conference. I kept hoping that they'd cut back to the soaps (after all, the cliffhanger episode is usually on a Friday), so I watched the Canadian skaters as they responded to questions from the media.

They both made a nice impression. David Pelletier has a mischievous sense of humor with a deadpan accented delivery. I'm not interested in skating, but I will be interested to see how the incident affects Pelletier's future. Perhaps he'll become a different type of performer?

Best holiday weekend wishes to everyone here on FR!

158 posted on 02/15/2002 2:56:49 PM PST by buickmackane
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To: thinktwice
China is equally furious over the Taiwan flag being flown here and there in Salt Lake city.

Speaking of which, I wonder how the IOC is going to handle the Taiwan flag flying in the summer games in China ('04 or '08?). THAT will be a fun political fight to see!!

159 posted on 02/15/2002 2:58:29 PM PST by CedarDave
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To: Utah Girl
There was a picture of them falling in the short program on another thread. I don't know though if it was part of the same medal competition or even at these games.
160 posted on 02/15/2002 3:01:15 PM PST by CedarDave
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