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When the Olympics ends, hopefully.Olympics: When will these whining stop?
Originally Posted by CC
Yang Yilin's routine was actually quite good too, except for a few minor spots. She should have gotten a slightly higher score.
I believe I read somewhere that they changed the judging system this year and that's why it's been receiving a lot of complaints and "whining" if you will.
I guess people (audience, media, etc.) just don't like change, and they're ready to jump at it if they see something they believe is "unfair". If this keeps up, maybe they'll revert back again.
Heh, being a judge in this sport is real tough. You can never please everyone. The track and swimming "judges" sure have it way easier.
Last edited by 999roses; 08-19-08 at 11:57 AM.
she only missed the gold by 0.075. any slightly higher and she could've gotten first. i find it funny how "self-claimed experts" keep comparing Nastia & HE's routine, while Yang's looked almost just as clean as Nastias and no one asks why she didn't get a higher score.Originally Posted by bunny
Are these new rules made clear to the team and gymnasts from the very beginning?
I find it perfectly acceptable to call the rules unfair, because that's just asking for people to re-evaluate them for future Olympics. Although really, experts should have more authority to make these claims than "self-claimed experts". But some people like to, and that's fine.
I find it UNacceptable to call the rules biased towards certain gymnasts/countries, because honestly, these rules should've been made BEFORE th competition. If it's unfair, everyone is on equal playing ground anyway, so it's "equally" unfair to everyone. It's not like they made up these new rules AFTER they saw the performances.
Although I find it interesting that the vast majority of people never research on rules themselves, and only when results come out (and often results they do not like), then there is a huge backlash on the rules.
Whenever the US wins the Olympics, (which it does quite frequently), no one seems to complain.
Now that China is winning, no one seems to be complaining except the US.
Both, Liukin and Kexin, deserve the gold medal. Liukin can whine because she had the same score as the gold medalist. The Olympics is held once every four years. It's no guarantee Liukin will be back in 2012.
For those who have played sports or games, nobody remembers 2nd place finishers.
actually for the women vault, i was shock to see that the North Korean girl won. i mean, she stepped out of bounds back alot. I supposed according to the rules, it isn't that big of deduction, but it didn't look that nice and clean.