Judges hugging skaters. What will they think of next?
I am done with the Olympics from here on out. I don’t want to be a fan of cheating and corruption and at least for now I am no longer discussing the Olympics.
We will go back to Gymnastics from here on out until something is done about the cheating that went on.
This blog however will be about the Skating issue because there are a lot of great articles out there that need to be read so without further ado here we go.
In less than 24 hours this petition went from 7000 signatures to nearly 2 million. Can you remember the last time 2 million people all agreed on the same thing? I can’t. This petition crashed change.org. I don’t know about you but I call that awesome.
South Korea wants an inquiry into the judging. Not surprised by this. 6 of the 9 Countries on the LP judging panel are former members of the Soviet Union. The US and South Korea were removed after the SP in favor of adding a Russian federations wife and a cheating Ukrainian.
This article from the wire is so far the best article I have read on the subject and explains how the cheating happened. Can you guess which two judges gave Adelina 9.50 in skating skills? Those same judges gave plus 3 to Adelina on almost every skill and then turned around and gave Yuna Kim plus 1.
I am not letting the US off the hook here because the SP was almost as bad concerning the scoring.
The IOC doesn’t care if the judges cheated. Yep this article is classic ignorance.
Read this quote and tell me you didn’t just want to slam your computer through Speedy’s head ?
“Would you rather have an idiot acting as a judge than a good one who is a relative of the manager of a federation?” Cinquanta said. “It is far more important to have a good judge than a possible conflict of interest.
An insider Skating official is calling out the cheating, anonymously of course.
Perez Hilton is getting involved. NBC doesn’t want to even mention the word fix so I am glad the tabloid media is at least getting involved. Bring on TMZ. Hey say what you want about them but they find things. If anyone can do it they can:)
Kurt Browning and the NY Times have a theory.
Yahoo thinks Dan Wetzel their “reporter? is some how smarter than the rest of the world when it comes to skating. Don’t believe Browning, Witt of the countless ex skaters that know the sport but believe Dan WETZEL. Sometimes I wonder about you yahoo.
This article is about how the petition has no merit. 2 million people your voice doesn’t matter.
Want to know what Michelle Kwan really thought? Watch.