Outrageous. Short Track must die.

Outrageous. Short Track must die.

Post by Jame » Fri, 22 Feb 2002 12:44:21


I'm an American.  I was pulling for Ohno.  But disqualifying the Korean is
an outrage, and this 'sport' needs to go.
 
 
 

Outrageous. Short Track must die.

Post by Neeraj Mangl » Fri, 22 Feb 2002 13:43:02

Quote:
> I'm an American.  I was pulling for Ohno.  But disqualifying the Korean
> is an outrage, and this 'sport' needs to go.

At worst it's going by the rules.  At best it's payback for Saturday night
when the Korean pulled down Ohno as he was going down.

Doc

 
 
 

Outrageous. Short Track must die.

Post by Bund » Fri, 22 Feb 2002 14:32:46


Quote:
> I'm an American.  I was pulling for Ohno.  But disqualifying the Korean is
> an outrage, and this 'sport' needs to go.

they wouldn't of done that had Ohno blocked the Korean.
Short track speed skating is a total joke. It was originally a payoff to
Japan & Korea to give them more medals but it's clearly a farce.

--
Kyle
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"It is possible to store the mind with a million facts
and still be entirely uneducated" - Alec Bourne
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Outrageous. Short Track must die.

Post by Jason Cormie » Fri, 22 Feb 2002 14:39:22

On 2/21/02 0:32, in article

Quote:

>> I'm an American.  I was pulling for Ohno.  But disqualifying the Korean is
>> an outrage, and this 'sport' needs to go.

> they wouldn't of done that had Ohno blocked the Korean.
> Short track speed skating is a total joke. It was originally a payoff to
> Japan & Korea to give them more medals but it's clearly a farce.

A payoff to Japan and Korea when Canada and the USA had the deepest teams at
the time of its inclusion?
 
 
 

Outrageous. Short Track must die.

Post by Olse » Fri, 22 Feb 2002 15:03:01


Quote:
> I'm an American.  I was pulling for Ohno.  But disqualifying the Korean is
> an outrage, and this 'sport' needs to go.

It was nice of the Korean to throw his flag on the ground. Classy guy.
 
 
 

Outrageous. Short Track must die.

Post by James » Fri, 22 Feb 2002 14:40:48

No way.  The Korean cheated.  The judge made the right call.  


Quote:

>I'm an American.  I was pulling for Ohno.  But disqualifying the Korean is
>an outrage, and this 'sport' needs to go.

 
 
 

Outrageous. Short Track must die.

Post by maxx powwer » Fri, 22 Feb 2002 17:31:09

I agree that this sport is cheesy and the rules for "cross-tracking" and
blocking need to be reconsidered.  But the rules are rules, Kim cross-tracked
and should be disqualified.  Had Kim not cross-tracked, he may have won the Gold
anyway.  Oh-no's performace was probably only silver quality anyway.  Oh-No's
strategy of saving himself for the end and trying to pull it all together on the
last lap seems hokey.

Kim throwing his flag on the ice was childish.  He should be DQ just for that.
If Ohno had thrown the US flag on the ice, I would be f*ing pissed.  Also, I
don't think Ohno knew the words to the star spangled banner at the medal
ceremony.

Quote:



> > I'm an American.  I was pulling for Ohno.  But disqualifying the Korean is
> > an outrage, and this 'sport' needs to go.

> It was nice of the Korean to throw his flag on the ground. Classy guy.

 
 
 

Outrageous. Short Track must die.

Post by heejune ki » Fri, 22 Feb 2002 18:01:49

the truth is here

http://www.battlenet.com

you can see some important scenes what're not edited from american's media.


Quote:
> I'm an American.  I was pulling for Ohno.  But disqualifying the Korean is
> an outrage, and this 'sport' needs to go.

 
 
 

Outrageous. Short Track must die.

Post by Jeremy Olso » Fri, 22 Feb 2002 19:45:20


Quote:
> I'm an American.  I was pulling for Ohno.  But disqualifying the Korean is
> an outrage, and this 'sport' needs to go.

    Do you even know the rules?     Obviously you don't, because the Korean
clearly cut across the track and obstructed Ohno.

Jeremy Olson

 
 
 

Outrageous. Short Track must die.

Post by Jason Cormie » Sat, 23 Feb 2002 00:37:27


Quote:

> the truth is here

> http://www.battlenet.com

> you can see some important scenes what're not edited from american's media.

So instead we should trust scenes edited by a Korean.

Nope, no double standard there...

 
 
 

Outrageous. Short Track must die.

Post by Cam Stod » Sat, 23 Feb 2002 00:58:11

I posted this in another thread but I would like to know what Jeremy thinks.

In Ohno's silver race, it looks as if he changes tracks from inside to
outside and block the Chinese skater.  Should he be DQ'd for that?


Quote:



> > I'm an American.  I was pulling for Ohno.  But disqualifying the Korean
is
> > an outrage, and this 'sport' needs to go.

>     Do you even know the rules?     Obviously you don't, because the
Korean
> clearly cut across the track and obstructed Ohno.

> Jeremy Olson

 
 
 

Outrageous. Short Track must die.

Post by BA Peters » Sat, 23 Feb 2002 01:44:50

Before they showed the race yesterday, they showed the repeat of the
crash.  And in the angle they showed, it certainly looked like Ohno
tripped the other skater, which resulted in his own crash.  I wondered
right then and there if that's why he took his silver so well, because
he knew he'd been the one to cause the fall in the first place.

As for Ohno's gold medal, well, it would have been a lot more stirring
if he'd been in front instead of getting it through a
disqualification.  Always gonna be an asterisk by this one?

As for the Korean being childish, come on!  He has won a gold medal,
he thinks.  Think of the emotion running through him.  He apparently
had already started on a victory lap.  Think of the embarrasment if
so.  I'm sure quite a few athletes would have reacted that way.
Especially if they didn't think they'd done anything wrong.

I wanted Ohno to win, even though he has that stupid beardlet thing
that's now going to inspire a host of imitators, but it looks like the
rules in short track is a judgement call just like in figure skating.

 
 
 

Outrageous. Short Track must die.

Post by Peter » Sat, 23 Feb 2002 02:05:17

Quote:

> > I'm an American.  I was pulling for Ohno.  But disqualifying the Korean
> > is an outrage, and this 'sport' needs to go.

> At worst it's going by the rules.  At best it's payback for Saturday night
> when the Korean pulled down Ohno as he was going down.

> Doc

Payback?  By who?  Ohno did not disqualify the Korean, the judge did.
The judge is Australian.