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S Korean arrested for bomb threat over Olympic speedskating judge's decision

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That's not very nice.

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At least the guy was arrested and faces conviction.

Anyway, no excuse for this guy, regardless of how bitter the sentiment towards the bad call. You don't make such threats, period. I'll actually be really surprised if he faces any time, though.

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KIm Kim Kim Kim and Kim

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This is pretty typical. Korea has a long ways to go yet. They could learn a lot from the Japanese about the Olympic Spirit. I still remember watching in disbelief the 88 Olympics boxing match in which the Korean security guard took off his Olympic jacket and joined his fellow Korean zealots in punching out the New Zealand ref who ruled against the local favourite.

"Byun Jong-il had lost, and he had lost the fight real badly. Upset at the decision, Byun Jong-il sat down in the middle of the ring and staged a silent protest in which he sat motionless in the middle of the ring for 67 minutes. Byun Jong-il eventually gave up after the the Korean officials turned off the hall lights and left him in darkness. The New Zealand referee of the match, Keith Walker, had to flee for his life from the Seoul Olympics the following day. The Koreans had expected him to give the verdict to the Korean boxer Byun Jong-il. "

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Ah, what a genius.

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when the black trucks drive around the Korean schools and call them 'spy-centers', and they will probably mess with Koreans over Kim winning, the police simply ask people to stay away from where the U-Yoku are 'protesting'. Charges against them? Never!

What are you babbling on about?

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Three years in prison for a text message? Who did he send it to?

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What a bloody loser

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MrUSA: "What are you babbling on about?"

The U-Yoku and their 'protests' about anything that is not pro-Japanese, in particular towards Japanese of Korean decent or second/third/fourth generation Japanese who attend pro Pyongyang schools and who have the U-yoku rant about them being spies, etc. You not follow the news? So where were the arrests then? Or how about when they obstruct traffic and drive around with their 80 year old 'emperor is god' songs, block out Chinese protesters who want to protest the PM going to Yasukuni, or when they slit movie screens open with knives when it's a movie that paints Japan in a negative light? The only time they get arrested is after they've brutally hurt or killed someone.

This guy? He was arrested for making the threat, and may face three years for it, as he deserves.

Consider yourself educated.

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Somehow the news story doesn't surprise me in the slightest....

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Oh come on. You've never wanted to send a text message to a skating judge?

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Same Aussie judge who dq'd a SK skater in prior olympics. They lost 2 gold medals. Not because of him but their over aggresive skating.

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Yep. Same Aussie judge who disqualified Kim Dong-sung in the Salt Lake City games also cost South Korea a gold. James Hewish. I don't know enough about any of it to make a call, but you got to wonder.

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Koreans are at extremes. They can be the friendliest people on earth, but if you piss them off then they can become the nastiest. Anyone else agree with this generalization?

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Same Aussie judge who disqualified Kim Dong-sung in the Salt Lake City games also cost South Korea a gold.

Well there is no possible way that the athletes made a mistake so it must be some kind of conspiracy by this judge. It's the only possible explaination, not inlcuding the one of common sense.

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This sort of bitterness does not belong in the Olympic spirit. Anyone who is an athlete or who spectates would realize this.

I invite this man to put on some skates and join his local athletes in spirited competition. You will come away with a more purer heart, a sound mind and a better appreciation for life. +better health and focus. Come out of the darkness and into the light -free yourself !!

With such poor Korean role-models (coaches etc) many a led astray, but there are excellent role models like Kim Yu-Na also. =By being bitter you are making a bad role-choice.

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neverknow2, do the words "I don't know enough about it to make a call" mean anything to you? Anything at all?

Badsey, how does Kim Yu-na make an excellent role model in this? Is she the victim of a call in dispute? She might act differently if she felt robbed of a gold, especially if it were a disputable call from a ref with a reputation.

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Oh and Badsey, as far as I know the man is not an Olympic skater. He is just a South Korean man angry about the decision in a women's event.

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Now you know, Japan is not the only country that is the receiving end of Krazy Korean nationalist eire

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if you are going to do something this guy was planning, why announce it?

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http://www.nbcolympics.com/video/assetid=3555c6e7-19c9-4b9a-84be-ae851e575f49.html#directors+cut+brian+orser+pt1 -Good role models (teachers) are essential for success -Yu-Na has the best it seems.

Many play the "victim" even though they are not the "victim." You are saying this man has suffered ---> Prove your suffering --> I don't believe you. =this man has no "vested interest" and i believe his actions are irrational and should not be encouraged.

I will not encourage (reinforce) negative behavior (repeat x3).

Because of this negative reinforcement you have many Koreans with bad sportsmanship characteristics (cheaters) teaching these younger athletes. -It is truely a vicious cycle that must be stopped and maybe one of the reasons Yu-Na made the decision to train in Canada. Yu-Na is breaking from this vicious cycle and is a role-model for others (Mao Asada etc). =If Mao Asada wants to compete against Yu-Na she must find a better teacher soon and find her competitive spirit which has been lost.

You either have it or not - It is not something that you can buy or be given to you. From her face Mao Asada has lost it -she must look deeply into herself and find it again.

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HeyLars Sorry! Not having a go at you. Just using your words as an example. My mistake.

I guess the same could be said about a football umpire or basketball ref. They get to make the same call against the same players. I guess skating is not so big a field that the judge has come into contact with the same people again.

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I watched it, I saw the foul. Just accept it, Korea (repeatx3...)

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Perhaps over indulgence of Kim-Chee keeping Mr. Kim's blood boiling at fever pitches!!!

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Pump24, did you see the foul? I scoured the internet for over an hour before giving up. I cannot even access the links above because I am not in North America.

Badsey, yes we know this man had no vested interest and his action is inexcusable. But that does not change the fact that this would not have happened without this call, and if its a bad one then blame gets spread around. Not saying it was a bad call but I have no evidence either way and I am not taking anyone's word.

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Badsey, bleating on about what a great sport Yu-Na is is ridiculous. She got a gold. She is the first Korean ever to get a gold in figure skating. Were you expecting a complaint? This is not a test of her sportsmanship or grace over a disputed call! Pinch yourself and wake up!

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This sport is aggressive and if you do not fight for a place on the inner lane, then you are out. That is why the skaters push each other, it is part of the tactics and the sport.

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"This sport is aggressive... That is why the skaters push each other"

I was watching the fights one day and a speed skating race broke out.

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