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    so the scoring system, from what i can tell, involves picknig a random number between 1 and 15 and assigning that randomly to either blue or red? what the **** am i watching?

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    I think the commentators called it correctly, Farce 2012.

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    So what is the problem ... incompetence, corruption or a flawed scoring system?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zencreative View Post
    So what is the problem ... incompetence, corruption or a flawed scoring system?
    Probably all of those things combined

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    Nicola Adams just tap-danced on a Bulgarian girl, amazing boxing from her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by It is Fake View Post
    Yeah, I stopped watching Olympic boxing years ago because of the scoring.

    That 6(?) knock down 10-10 scoring fiasco made me remember why I no longer bother.
    There's always some BS connected to Olympic Boxing , I think the worst was when Roy Jones was robbed of his gold medal in Seoul - by a South Korean, which is no surprise.
    But
    At least the IOC has dispensed with that stupid scoring system they had before where all the judges had to score a punch at the same time in order for it to count - that was fucking ridiculous.
    I'm keeping an eye on Cam Clayton
    http://www.ctvolympics.ca/combat-spo...tml?cid=rsstsn
    And this guy - he could pull off an upset as well.
    http://www.thestar.com/sports/london...lympic-athlete
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    So I'm still fairly perplexed by how exactly the scoring works, but I've pretty much agreed with the results of all the fights I've seen this far. Also, I was in the arena last night and it was a great atmosphere despite the home team loss.

    So SPOILERS ...

    No american men made it past the quarter finals! I think this is the first time there's not been a US medalist ...er .. ever.
    The women are doing better though by winning a bronze.
    Nicola Adams wins the first ever womens gold with a great display of boxing.
    Katie Taylor wins gold too with less dominant performance.
    Next up is a good old fashioned cold war match up of Russia vs USA.

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    I'm sitting through stupid BMX racing waiting for the Boxing semi-finals to start...
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    So over here the BBC streams every event live. Do you not get the same from whoever's providing the coverage there? If there feed already exists it's seems a bit slack not to offer that these days.

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    No..our coverage is lame.
    They pick a 3hr time spot, for example, and schedule three events that are going to be featured and you just have to wait it out.
    But I do get US coverage from NBC as well..so I usually have three or four channels with varying programming to choose from; one US channel and three or four Canadian one's.
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