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worst judging?

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by henryhenry, Jan 18, 2007.

  1. henryhenry

    henryhenry Member

    need help on obscure trivia:

    in sports with subjective scoring (skating, gymnastics, diving, boxing, whatever) - what were some of the most disputed or grossly ridiculous outcomes?
  2. Shaggy

    Shaggy Guest

    Roy Jones Jr. in the Olympics

    The good ol' figure skating scandal in 2002
  3. Bud_Bundy

    Bud_Bundy Active Member

    Any East German judges in figure skating.
  4. I believe Nancy Kerrigan actually beat Oksana Baiul in the '94 Lillehammer Games, but an arithmetic error gave the gold to Baiul.

    Also, Jamie Sale and Pelletiere (sp?); and Paul Hamm's all-around gold in the Athens Games.
  5. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    Ice dancing has had several disputed results over the years. That's probably the dirtiest of the ice skating disciplines, which is dirty in general.
  6. Franklin

    Franklin Member

    the entire 1988 olympic boxing competition was a fiasco
  7. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

  8. friend of the friendless

    friend of the friendless Active Member

    Sirs, Madames,

    Boxing: Some will say Roy Jones in Seoul but he won three rounds of a three round fight. More extreme is at 118 and one of the great champs, Carlos Zarate getting jobbed against Lupe Pintor -- it was a virtual 15-round shutout for Zarate and the judges' scoring was just all over the place. Like they agreed to lie but couldn't keep the story straight.

    Hockey: Kerry Fraser's blind-eye to 99's swordwork, LA vs Leafs 93.

    Misc.: Orenthal.

    YHS, etc
  9. WSKY

    WSKY Member

    he said sports
  10. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    There was a Holyfield-Lewis heavyweight title fight (pretty sure it was them) that ended in a draw. Must've been the late 90s or early 2000s. The judge who scored it even was way off from the other judges, and later explained it by saying she had a bad angle for watching the fight.
  11. joe king

    joe king Active Member

    I don't have the energy or the motivation to look the details, but Holyfield got jobbed big-time in the Olympics, as I recall.

    And the skating thing where the Russians paid the French judge to out the fix in for their skaters -- or something like that -- in Salt Lake City.
  12. John

    John Well-Known Member

    Is that when Holyfield got robbed? He was beating the shit out of the guy, but not hitting him in "scoring" spots, according to the (insane) judges.
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