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China wins women's short track 3,000-meter relay after S Korea disqualified

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just like the Koreans were jumping up and down when the Dutch guy got DQd yesterday.

Payback sucks. Best not go overboard at other's misfortunes.

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Apparently the one referee that was there was the same who disqualified Kim Don Sung in Salt Lake 2002 and gave gold to Ohno. His name is James Hewish and is Australian. I want to see him fired from any competition.

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just like the Koreans were jumping up and down when the Dutch guy got DQd yesterday.

Payback sucks. Best not go overboard at other's misfortunes.

The difference is that it was dutch team's own mistake while this is a deliberate bad call from the referee.

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The simple fact of the matter is that short track speedskating is a marginal Olympic sport at best.

The Koreans take a lot of chances with their skating style. Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose.

this is a deliberate bad call from the referee

A "deliberate" call on the part of an Australian referee to give the Chinese a gold medal. Dream on.

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Priceless watching the Korean coach's reaction from glee to dumbfounded to outrage. This jerk threw a water bottle at the Chinese a few days ago~ Love payback!

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I would like to cheer up Lee Eun Byul :)

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I wonder if they like apples in Korea?

The looks on faces was indeed priceless.

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I saw the race and it was pretty good... Always too bad when things happen and teams/individuals get DQ'd.

And yeah, the South Korean coach was very angry and yelled at the judge. I wonder how the newspapers in South Korea will handle this.

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US got lucky on this. They were nowhere close to the top 3 teams.

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Heres the video of the incident. Watch 0:20-0:24 for the supposed foul.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QA18lHtmGHE

I still don't understand why the Korean team was disqualified.

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ahochau: "just like the Koreans were jumping up and down when the Dutch guy got DQd yesterday. Payback sucks. Best not go overboard at other's misfortunes."

Guess the Americans will be screwing up a whole lot now from here on in based on Ohno's going overboard on other's misfortunes, eh? How many medals has he won based on others being disqualified or knocking themselves out? ALL of them, no?

This was a tough call for the ref., and regardless of which he made it was going to make one side angry. It's a stinging coincidence that it's the same ref. who made the call 8 years ago against the Koreans to give... you guessed it... Ohno the gold. Ouch.

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How many medals has he won based on others being disqualified or knocking themselves out?

He deserved all the medals he won. USA! USA! USA!

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Again USA wins after Korean disqualification. I think this is a campaign against Korean short track power and superiority.

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I am sure many teams use the "skate behind the Koreans" tactic. -And many skaters do seem to get the gold by using it.

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flammenwerfer at 3:15 PM JST - 25 Feb I wonder if they like apples in Korea? The looks on faces was indeed priceless.

I wonder why this "German" has an axe to grind w/the Koreans.

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Again USA wins after Korean disqualification. I think this is a campaign against Korean short track power and superiority.

Love - it was actually China that won after this highly dubious disqualification. I watched this and thought it was a joke - the koreans did not impede the Chinese. There is far more impediment at the changeovers in the relay. These zero officials hust wanted to get themselves in the limelight for 5 minutes. I feel for these poor Korean girls - and their coach was going ballistic, let me tell you!

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jianadaren at 02:08 PM JST - 25 Feb Priceless watching the Korean coach's reaction from glee to dumbfounded to outrage. This jerk threw a water bottle at the Chinese a few days ago~ Love payback!

He threw a bottle at a Chinese who was secretly videotaping the Koreans practice.

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their coach was going ballistic, let me tell you!

Just how bad was it (not shown on TV of course)? Is this a decision they can fight (maybe like the Canadian figure skating pair in 2002)?

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I am sure many teams use the "skate behind the Koreans" tactic. And many skaters do seem to get the gold by using it.

What is it about their skating style that's so problematic?

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If that official was an Australian who disqualified the Koreans - I am ashamed to call him a countryman. I apologize to all Koreans on behalf of this complete moron - and mark my words, if I ever see him in Aus, I'll be throwing him a few "pleasantries"!

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Just saw on TV the run. This is not a fault. The referee decision is wrong. The Chinese was too close. That's her fault. The Korean chick didn't block her.

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Just saw on TV the run. This is not a fault. The referee decision is wrong. The Chinese was too close. That's her fault. The Korean chick didn't block her.

saw replay last night and notice the korean skater's left hand (if i recall correctly) did a slight push off, though.

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maglev101: hehe! it has to look intentional. Like soccer, you have to fake faults but clever enough to make the referee think it's intentional. The Korean didn't make a mistake. The referee was wrong. I'm not commenting on the referee bias.

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The long track speed skating is the "pure" skating sport.

The short track is there for entertainment and to increase the number of medal events years ago to raise the number of days of Winter Olympics coverage for the networks broadcasting them.

It is a marginal Olympic sport at best.

There are always going to be problems with accidents in this so-called sport, and someone is going to get screwed over at times, depending on your point of view.

The Koreans take big chances in their pursuit of short track golds. Sometimes you win, sometimes you bite the dust.

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"Short Track" is a sport as evidenced by the fierce competition, plus it's easier to build these smaller rinks. Ever been to a long-track facility? -try finding one.

People need to look at the positives of this "incident." Korean coaches will be able to push their athletes even harder and the athletes can exclaim how much they have suffered. In the end it is all about who suffers the most -people need to appreciate their suffering if they want to taste success.

Kim Yu-Na would say there is no crying in skating. -but she is a professional who earns $8M a year -that is some sweet success and worth the suffering. Great athletes know how to suffer more than the average it seems.

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The Korean skater did two things that resulted in the DQ: 1. cross into the other skater's land to block her, 2. push the other skater to slow her down. These are called impeding and resulted in automatic DQ. NBC has the slow motion replay at 3 different angles. You can clearly see the Korean skater was at fault. The referee made the right call.

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The Korean skater did two things that resulted in the DQ: 1. cross into the other skater's land to block her, 2. push the other skater to slow her down. These are called impeding and resulted in automatic DQ. NBC has the slow motion replay at 3 different angles. You can clearly see the Korean skater was at fault. The referee made the right call.

The Korean skater was already in the inner lane if anything it was the qinese skater's who's at fault who got on her way, and she didn't push the qinese skater it was her skate's blades that touched which doesn't make a dsq.

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Yeah, Korean skater with her left hand pushed the Chinese skater on the first turn after the change. It was a small nudge, but rules are rules. The look on Park Seung-Hi's while the other teams raising their flags was kinda sad though. Even if the Koreans are like the Broad Street Bullies of Short Track.

"Rubbin is racing, kid"

BTW, easiest Bronze medal for the States. :)

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The Korean skater did not push the Chinese skater. Look at the following replay.

http://www.nbcolympics.com/video/assetid=658d3158-d8ce-4195-87ae-dc238d19e7c0.html#expert+analysis+short+track+day

The Chinese skater nearly fell because she stepped on the Korean girls skates. If anything, the Chinese skater should have been disqualified for attempting to trip the Korean. Needless to say, this is one of the worst calls I have ever seen in my life. On the bright side, im pretty sure the decision will be reversed because of how obviously bad the judging was.

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why do I have an axe to grind? the Koreans have a huge chip on their shoulders and their coach is a jerk. So it was nice to see China get elevated past them. Never thought I would be cheering for the Chinese sports production line. Yu-na on the other hand is one of the sweetest politest girls in the world, I dont mind her winning, so its not all Koreans.

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flammenwerfer: "why do I have an axe to grind? the Koreans have a huge chip on their shoulders and their coach is a jerk. So it was nice to see China get elevated past them."

In other words, you don't care if the win is justified or not, or if the team you want to win cheats, so long as the team/person you dislike loses. That's not exactly sportsmanship at its finest, my friend.

I've been watching heaps of replays and it's pretty clear the Chinese woman came in far too close behind the Korean and nearly tripped over her skate. Cheering that ANYONE was disqualified because of a bad call is just wrong, bud.

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In other words, you don't care if the win is justified or not

did I write that? No I did not, FWIW I watched it live and at the time thought, wow that was dodgy and suspected the Koreans would get Dq-ed and they did, there was no travesty in the decision, I dont think it was a bad call, so there in lies the difference. The ref is a skating expert, he knows the rules much better than you or I. Had it truly been a horrendous call like the bribery in ice skating affair I would have had some sympathy for them. moshio7, nice post champ, top quality.

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"just like the Koreans were jumping up and down when the Dutch guy got DQd yesterday. Payback sucks. Best not go overboard at other's misfortunes."

Complete nonsense!!! The Korean guy himself said he didn't want to win this way. He said he expected to be on the stage, but not winning the gold. He literally said that Kramer is the greatest skater at present and that he feels very sorry for his misfortune.

How can posters say such things when they don't know the real background? Because they think they know everything better!!!

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Here is the video. Please make your own judgement what happended. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HGlLLaRJ-MY

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www.youtube.com/watch?v=HGlLLaRJ-MY

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did I write that? No I did not, FWIW I watched it live and at the time thought, wow that was dodgy and suspected the Koreans would get Dq-ed and they did, there was no travesty in the decision, I dont think it was a bad call, so there in lies the difference. The ref is a skating expert, he knows the rules much better than you or I. Had it truly been a horrendous call like the bribery in ice skating affair I would have had some sympathy for them. moshio7, nice post champ, top quality.

The ref you are talking about was suspended for 2 years due to incompetence. Hes back and judging again due to his connections. I am not making this up. Please tell me what exactly South Korea did to warrant a disqualification. There was no push, no intentional trip or hint of malice towards the Chinese players. The Chinese skater tripped on her own after she stepped on the Korean girls skate.

Heres the official NBC replay of the incident.

http://www.nbcolympics.com/video/assetid=658d3158-d8ce-4195-87ae-dc238d19e7c0.html#expert+analysis+short+track+day

No push. No trip. It was entirely the Chinese girls fault.

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