Join Date: May 2002
Location: Somewhere in time
Re: Bad/Hilarious conditions at the Sochi Olympics.
It was not at an embassy, but at a university.
And it was done with humour.
But this all seems to mean that the refs at an Olympic hockey game are not automatically chosen from neutral countries. This amazes me.
This is because NHL refused to agree with 'Olympic break', unless Olympic tournament would use solely NHL referees. As essentially all NHL refs are Canadian/American, it means that there simply isn't enough refs available for complete neutrality.
When NHL refs arrived first time in Nagano 1998, they were surrounded, if possible, by even bigger hype than the actual players. Finally the tournament would proceed without controversy about incompetent International referees. Or so we were assured: when the games began, it quickly turned out that NHL refs were even more clueless than International referees and there were many refereeing scandals.
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