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Subject:  Re: USA OK Date:  8/28/2004  7:27 PM
Author:  smyr Number:  676 of 1757


"At least the USOC finally got some cojones"

It is not an issue of "cojones", it is an issue of fairness and taking responsibility for one's actions. If they want they should punish him with whatever procedures they have like WonderPup says, else they should leave him alone. Of course this attitude is typical for different federations, trying to "pass the hot potato" at someone else and avoid the troubles.

ramsfanray says:"in Salt Lake, there were evidence of a corrupt judge. No such allegations have been made in this case."

It might not be the most clear allegation but they clearly imply something not very clean:
"IG has verified that Colombian judge Oscar Buitrago Reyes, one of three officials suspended by the FIG on August 21, has lived and worked in Ohio for several years.
Buitrago was suspended for incorrectly evaluating the Start Value for the parallel bars routine of Korean gymnast Yang Tae Young during the men's all-around final, a mistake which cost Yang the gold medal. The gold medal was instead won by American Paul Hamm.
Buitrago is a coach of the girls' team at Gymnastics World in Broadview Heights, Ohio. He is also a professional member of USA Gymnastics, the governing body which oversees the sport in the U.S."
"The Colombian judge suspended for giving South Korea's Yang Tae-Young an incorrect score in the Olympic men's all-round event lives in gold medallist Paul Hamm's home state, International Gymnast magazine reported on Sunday...
Another of the three officials suspended was American..."

If you search you will find similar articles, the Koreans are (of course) the most loud about it. If you mean that no corruption suspicions had been raised even at the "rumors" level, then you are wrong.


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