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South Korean protest player finally gets Olympic soccer medal

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So what was his punishment for using the Olympics to promote a nationalistic agenda?

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They should invite him to pick it up on Takeshima. Yes, you heard me: Takeshima.

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Tomoki: I meant to add that I agree the IOC is corrupt, though.

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tomoki: "I wonder how much money Korea spent for this. IOC is so corrupt."

You mean as opposed to the bribes people like Ishihara give them to try and get the games (only to be out-bribed by other nations, according to him)? Please... if you want to talk about bribery Japan takes the cake in pretty much all fields.

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DentShop: "He should stand firm in defiance of the IOC and the Japanese government if he feels strongly enough about the issue."

He obviously HAS stood in firm defiance if he hasn't apologized.

"He held up the sign trying to be a tough guy and it backfired."

How on earth you do figure that? He is standing firm, stood for his beliefs, and still gets the medal. So explain to me the 'backfire' part.

"Boo hoo Jong-Woo, heres your little medal."

More like 'boo-hoo' to the people who feel he shouldn't have gotten his medal. Why on earth would he be crying?

YuriOtani: "Games are suppose to be about promoting good will and not bad. Good sportsmanship is a part of the games as well as talent."

Agreed, but if everyone had their medals taken away because of taunts and/or poor sportsmanship there would be few medals given. The Japanese swim team would have lost medals thanks to their coach accusing the young Chinese woman of doping just because she's a woman and beat the mens' times, for example. He was not allowed to attend the awards ceremony and his medal was delayed, which is punishment enough. He didn't cheat in the game itself, so he cannot be stripped of his medal as such. He should also be barred from the next Olympics for his poor sportsmanship, if he's still eligible, but that's it.

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Games are suppose to be about promoting good will and not bad. Good sportsmanship is a part of the games as well as talent. His teammates and coaches must of known, so the committee should of striped the team of its metal.

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I wonder how much money Korea spent for this. IOC is so corrupt.

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He shouldnt accept the medal.

He should stand firm in defiance of the IOC and the Japanese government if he feels strongly enough about the issue.

But he doesnt feel strongly enough about it, just like most Japanese and most Koreans.

He held up the sign trying to be a tough guy and it backfired. Boo hoo Jong-Woo, heres your little medal.

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there's no stopping now,everyone will follow suit,now that the olympic allowed such thing!!

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Goodbye Olympic spirit. Hello Political spirit.

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While I think the player most certainly did not deserve to and was rightly barred from attending the medal ceremony, I stand by my opinion that I don't think he deserved to NOT get the medal. I also think he should be banned from taking part in the next Olympic games (if he's still eligible), but the fact remains he played in the game and helped the team win. He deserves the medal. A slap in the face to go with it, but still deserves the medal all the same.

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Yay, the Olympics allow the sport to become a place for grandstanding over territorial disputes! Roll on Rio...

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