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S. Korea to file complaint over Olympic judging

By Associated Press

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LAST UPDATED: 06:45 a.m. HST, Mar 25, 2014


SEOUL » South Korean sports officials said Tuesday they are preparing to file a formal complaint with the International Skating Union over the judging of the women's figure skating competitions at the Sochi Olympics.

South Korean fans were outraged when Yuna Kim was denied a second straight Olympic figure skating gold medal at the Sochi Games and blamed questionable judging. Kim, the 2010 Olympic champion, settled for silver behind Russian teenager Adelina Sotnikova.

Officials at the Korean Olympic Committee and the Korea Skating Union said their complaint will be filed with the International Skating Union's disciplinary committee calling for an investigation into the judging. Korea Skating Union officials said they are gathering necessary documents and materials.

A joint statement by the two organizations last week said the judging was "unreasonable and unfair." The statement said the two organizations want to "formalize unfairness of the judging" and prevent South Korean figure skaters and other athletes from suffering "unfairness" in judging.

Kim's management company said last week the skater respects the judges' decision.

In February, the Korean Olympic Committee sent a protest letter over the judging to the International Olympic Committee, according to South Korean Olympic officials.






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Oahuan wrote:
have to say, the South Koreans are whiners.
on March 24,2014 | 05:48PM
kiragirl wrote:
And complainers and cry babies.
on March 24,2014 | 07:51PM
den wrote:
not if you saw the performances and how it was judged. http://www.change.org/en-CA/petitions/international-skating-union-isu-international-skating-union-isu-open-investigation-into-judging-decisions-of-women-s-figure-skating-and-demand-rejudgement-at-the-sochi-olympics
on March 24,2014 | 05:56PM
Ewaduffer wrote:
Yep den, your right, the Korean lady was clearly better but Vladimir was in the house you know.
on March 24,2014 | 08:28PM
mitt_grund wrote:
Agree. There was a pro-Russ bias.
on March 24,2014 | 09:36PM
den wrote:
http://www.change.org/en-CA/petitions/international-skating-union-isu-international-skating-union-isu-open-investigation-into-judging-decisions-of-women-s-figure-skating-and-demand-rejudgement-at-the-sochi-olympics
on March 24,2014 | 06:02PM
SandBar wrote:
Remember when South Korea did the same thing in boxing at the Seoul games.
on March 24,2014 | 06:17PM
den wrote:
true.
on March 24,2014 | 06:22PM
Hotel wrote:
The Korean "winner" held up the hand of the American "loser" when the "decision" was announced in the ring. It was that obvious.
on March 24,2014 | 07:23PM
AhiPoke wrote:
I kinda remember years ago at the Olympics held in Korea when a Korean boxer was declared the winner over Roy Jones when the rest of the world felt otherwise. I dont remember them protesting then.
on March 24,2014 | 06:51PM
makiki123 wrote:
The Korean boxer scored extra points for blocking punches with his face. Roy Jones absolutely pummeled that Korean and it was so obvious that it was fixed. What a travesty and the Koreans were not honorable enough to do the right thing. What a shameful exhibition of character and I say this being part Korean with my mom being from the old country.
on March 24,2014 | 09:00PM
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