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Crazy Canuck
Sep 20th, 2004, 03:01 AM
This is probably old news, but maybe some people haven't heard about it yet. The South Korean and American gymnastic blahs will sort out the gold medal stuff from the mens AA final here, apaprently, as will the Canadian and Romanian vaulting blahs.

http://sports.yahoo.com/oly/news?slug=ap-medalappeals&prov=ap&type=lgns

Some other disputes in other sports are mentioned but the focus here is the gymnatics disputes.

Volcana
Sep 20th, 2004, 03:32 AM
Good that he gets a 'day in court'. However, there is a VERy good chance they'll say the sports eqivalent of 'not in our jurisdiction'.

Crazy Canuck
Sep 20th, 2004, 04:47 AM
I don't expect any good to come of it, either way.

It's probably not him so much as it is his federation. I was surprised to see that the Canadian federation had gone forward with their protest of the vault score after Kyle said that he wasn't interested in all that blah, that the final score is the final score and he's happy with his performance.

Oh well.

Steam
Sep 20th, 2004, 04:55 AM
Are people still talking about this? Wow.

Julia_08
Sep 20th, 2004, 01:09 PM
im happy that Canada is going after the bronze medals.... it's not because im canadian that i want the canadian to get themedal but anybody should see the mistake of the romanian and i guess u could all agree with me that the canadian need the bronze medal

Hulet
Sep 20th, 2004, 02:28 PM
I don't expect any good to come of it, either way.

It's probably not him so much as it is his federation. I was surprised to see that the Canadian federation had gone forward with their protest of the vault score after Kyle said that he wasn't interested in all that blah, that the final score is the final score and he's happy with his performance.

Oh well.
The federation is most probably persuing with their complaint because they are thinking more than what happened to Kyle in Athens. In those kind of cases, the more noise the Canadians make about officiating mistakes now, the more likely the officials will be careful when judging a Canadian performance in the future - atleast that's how it works in soccer. So, I think it is not a bad idea they are going forward with the protest although I think their case is weak.