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Subject:  Re: Poor sports Date:  8/22/2004  12:28 AM
Author:  rinjr715 Number:  431 of 1799

For all we know, there could have been some intentional chicanery involved and not merely incompetence by the judges and/or coaches. But this deal sucks either way. Who's to say that if the Korean guy had gotten the right score that the judges wouldn't have upped Paul Hamm's score so he would win anyway, and who's to say that if the Korean guy had gotten the right score that any of the gymnasts who followed wouldn't have made changes in their routines to try to upgrade their scores, and who's to say that if the Korean guy had gotten the right score that the following gymnasts wouldn't have done better or worse than what they did due to trying harder to beat out the higher score? There are too many variables involved to try to make an after the fact correction to an in-progress screwup with any degree of confidence in getting the results right, so the best they can probably do is award a second gold like they did with the skating fiasco.
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