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SeanM BS: Winter Olympics stuff (27) RE: BS: Winter Olympics stuff 14 Feb 02


I've had the Olympics fairly well forced on me (my only choice is to sulk in the bedroom). It's finally sucked me in. We do get all three channels, so I got to see both men's and women's curling, the cross country skiing, biathalon, and other 'non-marquee' events.

As to the figure skating...

Hold on to yer butts. It's going to get rocky. According to this article, the head of the French Olympic Team has stated that "The French figure skating judge was pressured to ``act in a certain way'' before she voted to give the gold to the Russians in pairs".

This would probably be one of the last things the IOC wished to see in the aftermath of the bribery scandal of early last year.

But it does prove that the cynics have had a point all along when it comes to the olympics. A fun sporting event, but nowhere near worth the turmoil and trouble they cause.

M




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