Originally posted by bryce330:
I think the key fact a lot of people are missing is that the South Korean team either failed to notice or failed to object to the scoring error within the appropriate time. Â Yes, it was an objective error (to the extent that any gymnastics scoring is "objective"), but there is a procedure for objecting to such errors and the South Koreans failed to follow it.
As for failing to protest during the competition, if you have been watching it, the South Koreans DID protest but the referee told them to lodge their complaint after
the meet. Â An error on his part, thus causing this mess. Originally posted by alaaro:
I have also heard that there were a number of technical mistakes that the judges missed for the South Korean guys, and one of them wouldnt have even been in the top 3 if those were taken into consideration.
Yesterday, the FIG (Gymnastics federation) also came to the conclusion after viewing Hamm's performance that the judges missed critical errors..... Â hindsight is 20/20 vision (apologies to George Benson Â
Â ) Originally posted by esquire:
I don't see why it has to be either. How about him and the S. Korean sharing the gold like the Canadians figure skaters got to do last Winter Olympics
The IOC will not issue another gold, and the USOC will not support the South Korean request regarding the second gold. My view on this is a question of Honour: if you are an Olympian and associated with that term is that you represent your sport's ideals and goals, then it is a no brainer - return it. Honour is everything. Â In my view, and in seeing his subsequent interviews, Hamm seems to lack this characteristic - he seems almost petulent.