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Olympic Light Heavy Final

by samanatta (U11583351) 24 August 2008
Competitors:
Kenny Egan
Date:
24 August 2008
Venue:
Beijing
Competition:
Othertype
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Kenny Egan was robbed. This was a disgraceful outcome. Seb Coe please note that judging in London needs to be scrupulously fair and unprejudiced.

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posted Aug 24, 2008

Hopefully, the British will adhere to the core principals of gentlemanly conduct and fairness. Until recently we didn't have much problems in the way of cheating but our football team has got some diving tits!

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posted Aug 24, 2008

The British will adhere to the rules, so much so in fact that our strident PC culture will ensure that everyone gets gold medals, except us of course.

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posted Aug 24, 2008

I wonder when the judges favour a British athlete, what would you say?

I hope you guys are decent enough to come up with some noble answers.

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posted Aug 24, 2008

There should be no reson to 'favour' anyone. If its fair, the winner is the winner.

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posted Aug 24, 2008

None of the judges were chinese though

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posted Aug 24, 2008

comment by rodmace2000 (U9315148)
posted 6 Hours Ago

since when do you really care about the judges? In all previous olympic games, Team China was robbed many many times by the judges but hey you would not even say a word on that! But now, all of the sudden, it becomes such a hot topic and you can't even stop whinging about it. give me a break, would u? let's see what's gonna happen in london 2012.

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haha obviously uk will benefit from tat a lot at tat timesmiley lol

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posted Aug 24, 2008

comment by adamholmgaard (U12971297)
posted 4 Hours Ago

I wonder when the judges favour a British athlete, what would you say?

I hope you guys are decent enough to come up with some noble answers.

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No one gives brits more grief than brits when they cheat.

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posted Aug 24, 2008

Re: Brits on Brits cheating

Dwain chambers anyone?

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posted Aug 25, 2008

Egan edged it for me but it wasn't the worst home town decision i have seen. They happen at every olympic dispite the judges being supposedly impartial.

I feel sorry for Kenny that is for sure. As for London 2012, who knows. Britain won all the boxing medals in London in 1908 and the US did in the following or previous olympics in the US. So, certainly there have been some home town decisions in those countries. Either that or the was a total reversal in fortunes in less than 4 years.

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posted Aug 27, 2008

the judges are not appointed by the host nation but by the sport organising bodies themselves. so there will be no control over boxing scoring, gymnastic scoring.

now i'm sure that we will insist we be discriminated against.

our (unshared) legacy should be that winning creates losers, and we don't want anyone (else) feeling bad

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