Canadian Figure Skating Pair Get Gold - Source

Canadian Figure Skating Pair Get Gold - Source

Post by Bent_Axe » Sun, 17 Feb 2002 02:53:36


Friday February 15 12:39 PM ET

Canadian Figure Skating Pair Get Gold - Source

SALT LAKE CITY (Reuters) - Canada's Jamie Sale and David Pelletier
will be awarded a gold medal in the Olympics pairs figure skating, an
International Olympic Committee (news - web sites) (IOC) source told
Reuters on Friday.

``The executive board has followed the International Skating Union
(news - web sites) proposal to award two gold medals and the votes of
the French judge have been canceled, making the final result four
votes all,'' the source said.

The Canadian duo finished second to Russians Yelena Berezhnaya and
Anton Sikharulidze last Monday, sparking a storm of controversy. The
source said the Russians would keep their gold medal.

Asked if the decision was the correct solution, IOC president Jacques
Rogge replied: ``Yes, because it in the interests of the athletes.''

The source said the French judge Marie-Reine Le Gougne had said there
had been pressure put upon her to vote for the Russian duo. Her vote
gave a 5-4 verdict from the nine judges in favor of the Russians.

Rogge and ISU president Ottavio Cinquanta are scheduled to give a
joint news conference at 11 a.m. (1 p.m. EST).

 
 
 

Canadian Figure Skating Pair Get Gold - Source

Post by William J. Pitche » Sun, 17 Feb 2002 03:03:21


Quote:

> Friday February 15 12:39 PM ET

> Canadian Figure Skating Pair Get Gold - Source

> SALT LAKE CITY (Reuters) - Canada's Jamie Sale and David Pelletier
> will be awarded a gold medal in the Olympics pairs figure skating, an
> International Olympic Committee (news - web sites) (IOC) source told
> Reuters on Friday.

> ``The executive board has followed the International Skating Union
> (news - web sites) proposal to award two gold medals and the votes of
> the French judge have been canceled, making the final result four
> votes all,'' the source said.

Yeah the ISU pushed the IOC to award the medals.  laugh  Anybody think it
might have been an IOC proposal (ie demand) to the ISU?

Cheers, Bill.

 
 
 

Canadian Figure Skating Pair Get Gold - Source

Post by Troll formerly known as USA USA USA! » Sun, 17 Feb 2002 06:01:41

Canada skating team and their countrymen prove that Boo Hoo Hoo's are
much more effective than simple Boo's in changing outcome of Olympic
results...

Let's just give everyone who participates a gold medal so there are no
hurt feelings or controversial decisions...

That's what happens when you put a beauty contest in the Olympic games
and try to pass it off as a sport...

I understand that several countries are now buying up any remaining
tickets to events and hiring official crybabies to occupy them and
wail and scream when they fail to get the medal they desire...

Way to go figure skating...

 
 
 

Canadian Figure Skating Pair Get Gold - Source

Post by Bent_Axe » Sun, 17 Feb 2002 06:10:21



Quote:

>Canada skating team and their countrymen prove that Boo Hoo Hoo's are
>much more effective than simple Boo's in changing outcome of Olympic
>results...

>Let's just give everyone who participates a gold medal so there are no
>hurt feelings or controversial decisions...

>That's what happens when you put a beauty contest in the Olympic games
>and try to pass it off as a sport...

>I understand that several countries are now buying up any remaining
>tickets to events and hiring official crybabies to occupy them and
>wail and scream when they fail to get the medal they desire...

>Way to go figure skating...

YOU are dead from the neck up.  The FRENCH judge admitted that she was
under pressure to vote a certain way...Do you approve of corruption in
the Olympics?  Apparently you do.
 
 
 

Canadian Figure Skating Pair Get Gold - Source

Post by CutterJo » Sun, 17 Feb 2002 06:19:23



Quote:

>Canada skating team and their countrymen prove that Boo Hoo Hoo's are
>much more effective than simple Boo's in changing outcome of Olympic
>results...

>Let's just give everyone who participates a gold medal so there are no
>hurt feelings or controversial decisions...

>That's what happens when you put a beauty contest in the Olympic games
>and try to pass it off as a sport...

>I understand that several countries are now buying up any remaining
>tickets to events and hiring official crybabies to occupy them and
>wail and scream when they fail to get the medal they desire...

>Way to go figure skating...

This is comming from the Country where corruption prevails.

Funny how everyone _seems_ to have forgotten how SLC got the Olympics in
the first place.

Buddy, want some cheese with that wine?

 
 
 

Canadian Figure Skating Pair Get Gold - Source

Post by Eric da R » Sun, 17 Feb 2002 06:37:38



Quote:

>Canada skating team and their countrymen prove that Boo Hoo Hoo's are
>much more effective than simple Boo's in changing outcome of Olympic
>results...

>Let's just give everyone who participates a gold medal so there are no
>hurt feelings or controversial decisions...

So, you would prefer that the decision of a corrupt judge remain
intact?

Are you a friend of Kenneth Lay, by any chance?

--
Quote Of The Week:  "I told you so!" -- Ralph Nader, speaking of Enron.

 
 
 

Canadian Figure Skating Pair Get Gold - Source

Post by Jon Mors » Sun, 17 Feb 2002 07:38:59

Quote:

> Funny how everyone _seems_ to have forgotten how SLC got the Olympics in
> the first place.

Not at all.  However, I also remember how apparently the practice was so
widespread and had been for years that IOC members were actually a
little shocked that anyone was offended. . .

~jon

"This is figure skating.  If I didn't want this to happen to us, I'd
have skiied." - David Pelletier, CAN

 
 
 

Canadian Figure Skating Pair Get Gold - Source

Post by Michael Falkn » Sun, 17 Feb 2002 08:56:24


Quote:


> > Friday February 15 12:39 PM ET

> > Canadian Figure Skating Pair Get Gold - Source

> > SALT LAKE CITY (Reuters) - Canada's Jamie Sale and David Pelletier
> > will be awarded a gold medal in the Olympics pairs figure skating, an
> > International Olympic Committee (news - web sites) (IOC) source told
> > Reuters on Friday.

> > ``The executive board has followed the International Skating Union
> > (news - web sites) proposal to award two gold medals and the votes of
> > the French judge have been canceled, making the final result four
> > votes all,'' the source said.

> Yeah the ISU pushed the IOC to award the medals.  laugh  Anybody think it
> might have been an IOC proposal (ie demand) to the ISU?

I think the decision was nicey-nice by the IOC not to have to deal
with the problems that plague the figure skating judging.  I do think
this might be the last Olympics for figure skating...

Mike

 
 
 

Canadian Figure Skating Pair Get Gold - Source

Post by Rod Curri » Sun, 17 Feb 2002 09:37:57


Quote:

> I think the decision was nicey-nice by the IOC not to have to deal
> with the problems that plague the figure skating judging.  I do think
> this might be the last Olympics for figure skating...

> Mike

I think that it is highly unlikely that the IOC would dump Figure
Skating. Figure Skating is one of the big draws of the Winter
Games, which is why NBC is making it one of the centrepieces
of their coverage. In fact, I have heard that it has the largest
fan base in the U.S. of any of the Winter Games events.
Dropping the sport would almost certainly reduce the amount
of money that U.S. networks would pay for the rights to
the games. And since U.S. TV money is one of the largest
sources of revenues for the games, I really don't think they'll
drop the sport.

Instead, I suspect that the IOC will put pressure on the ISU
to clean up their act.

Rod

 
 
 

Canadian Figure Skating Pair Get Gold - Source

Post by Jason Cormie » Sun, 17 Feb 2002 09:53:47



Quote:
>  Way to go figure skating...

I would say the same thing but it was obviously the IOC leaning on them that
forced the ISU to do something resembling the right thing. It's a shame that
they will try to push the issue of the crooked power structure that
originally set up this situation. With the admission of wrongdoing, there is
no better reason to hold a outside-party investigation.

I'm sorry, what were you flapping your lips about again?

 
 
 

Canadian Figure Skating Pair Get Gold - Source

Post by y_p_ » Sun, 17 Feb 2002 10:51:51

Quote:




> > > Friday February 15 12:39 PM ET

> > > Canadian Figure Skating Pair Get Gold - Source

> > > SALT LAKE CITY (Reuters) - Canada's Jamie Sale and David Pelletier
> > > will be awarded a gold medal in the Olympics pairs figure skating, an
> > > International Olympic Committee (news - web sites) (IOC) source told
> > > Reuters on Friday.

> > > ``The executive board has followed the International Skating Union
> > > (news - web sites) proposal to award two gold medals and the votes of
> > > the French judge have been canceled, making the final result four
> > > votes all,'' the source said.

> > Yeah the ISU pushed the IOC to award the medals.  laugh  Anybody think it
> > might have been an IOC proposal (ie demand) to the ISU?

> I think the decision was nicey-nice by the IOC not to have to deal
> with the problems that plague the figure skating judging.  I do think
> this might be the last Olympics for figure skating...

I was listening to a local sports talk show this afternoon.  The
interviewee was someone who served as a figure skating judge many
times.  She pointed out that all competitions have a tenth judge
just in case a judge is incapacitated - her example was "collapsing
from a heart attack".  Her main question was if the scores from
the French judge were thrown out because they were tainted, why
weren't the scores from the alternate judge picked.  My questions is
if the judge was tainted, wouldn't her judging from the short program
also be thrown out?