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post #1 of 40 (permalink) Old Feb 22nd, 2002, 01:30 AM Thread Starter
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Apolo Anton Ohno - what an actor!

“After several failed attempts to cut in front of Kim Dong-sung, Ohno drew attention of the referees with a ’Hollywood action,’ and finally won the gold medal. He should have won an Academy Award for his trick.”


"...prompting Ohno to throw up his arms — a 'cagey' move that certainly drew the attention of race officials."

This guy is full of it! ...... he ripped off that poor Korean guy! and so did the American corwd. This Winter Olympics is as unfair as ever! ..... i am glad the Korean team is considering walking out. The American did not deserve the medal .......
Did i meantion Ohno has been accused off fixing races? ..... this guy obviously is dodgy...... and did not deserve gold at all.



Ohno---- “I just did my best, and I shined like a star.”

What?! - you make me sick!... star? .... cheat!


This quote i like ---

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“It is outrageous and unbelievable. The disqualification is a reflection of America’s distorted patriotism after the September 11 plane attacks in the U.S.,” said Sohn Joo-suk, 30-year-old employee at Daishin Securities.
“This year’s winter Olympics in the Salt Lake City are tainted with the hosting country’s ugly home advantage.”


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(For those reading this thread, those particular quotes come from South Korea's "state news agency" Yonhap. So you can forgive them for being egregiously biased.)

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yes.... just as biased as the American crowd..... and just as Biased as the decision made to disqualify the Korean.
I hope you can understand that not only Korean people are outraged at this decision....i am!
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I didn't say anything about my feelings about the race, nor did I make any presumptions about which people feel angered by the result.

The only thing I did was quote your source, so everyone could see who exactly made those inflammatory statements.

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I think it is unfair on this disqualification, we all knew deep inside that people want Ohno to win because of that crash thing a few days ago. But to win it like that surely it is ugly. There are way too much controversy in olympics this year and it put it in the spotlight for all the wrong reason. The russians are clearly and rightfully outrage about their treatment here and Koreans must be really angry as well, there are no clear pushing and how can the referee disqualify a player just because some american can not find a way to get past to win the match??? I don't blame the crowd though, they are there to cheer for the home team and they succeed in doing so.
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Yes ....... i can see that. Proud of yourself?
I woudln't exaclty call those statements Inflammatory...... mine were ......not the Korean media's. Anyway ..... god willing - this will all turn out like it should...and the Korean will be awarded Gold.
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Yes..... the crowd cheered for Ohno ...... and then Booed the Korean! ..... that infuenced the Ref's decision i am sure!
So i also blame the aggressive crowd..... The Korean crossed the line first! - at least be civil and congratulate the winner!
Isn't that what the olympic spriit is all about? ......not cracking the shits when your home town fave doesn't win. ...the crowd were not innocent IMO.
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It is part of the same story. It is not Olympic Games. It is American Games and not everyone is welcome to win there. The only thing that can be done is not giving them any more Games until they learn that Games are about sport rather than about making money out of sport.

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I'm always proud of myself!

I honestly also thought the DQ was dodgy -- I said so on these very message boards last night. I'm not complaining, because I'm a big Ohno fan. BUT I can see why they would have DQed the Korean...and the crowd doesn't DQ people. Line judges and referees do.

As far as I know, the ref is from Australia. So you can go find him and hunt him down when the Games have concluded.

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Don't worry - That Umpire won't be safe if i can help it! ......
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Well first off I am a HUGE Apolo fan so you can call me biased if you want but here's what I have to say:

When I was watching the race and I saw that the Korean skater had been disqualified I couldn't believe it but after the race they read the definition on cross-tracking (I think that's what its called) and then showed a tape and from the angle of the tape, you could see that the Korean skater did cross-track so i dunno... i understand how koreans and korean fans are upset though...

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I am sorry but when I watch the 1000 m a few days ago, Ohno did a lot of pushing (relatively to Kim yesterday) and he is not DQ (again he could have, just like you said about Kim) I think Kim deserve the gold medal but since he is not north american, there is no chance in hell they would appeal successfully LOL
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And to add to the point, I am not a korean fan, I was rooting for China all the way, so I am watching from a neutral point of view (although you can say that I should actually be delighted for Ohno to win coz China is propel to second place)
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I don't understand the rules but if the judges are really biased, they should be sent to hell

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Yes Miranda! Hell!
Thats what i want to hear!
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