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ONE TWO THREE FOUR FIVE
8/23/2008 7:15am,
In the bronze medal match the cuban fighter has just been disqualified for taking too long to have his foot bandaged up by medical staff, he took the allowed 60 seconds then got counted out after a further 8 seconds because the medics didn't finish fast enough!

After that the cuban fighter sucker kicked the referee in the face, hilariously, despite the fact the ref wasn't expecting it at al and was much smaller than the cuban, he still failed to put him on his ass!

The Brit fighter has got a bronze after an off the mat call altering the score of her fight prior to the bronze medal match.

Completely ridiculous stuff and when you combine it with this:

http://sports.yahoo.com/olympics/beijing/taekwondo/news?slug=cr-lopez082208&prov=yhoo&type=lgns

Which makes it look like the WTF are going to be in court battles over at least one of the calls, you have to wonder if TKD is going to be here come 2012.

If anyone can find a vid clip of the attack on the ref then please save it 'cos you know that stuffs being pulled as soon as it goes up due to "copyright violation".

Edit: pic's here
http://www.wtop.com/?nid=393&sid=1465203

MEGALEF
8/23/2008 8:09am,
Seems like bad scoring and refereeing is becoming focal points of this years olympics. And the athletes are getting sick of it. Sucker kicking someone in the face is one of the lamest forms of protests I can think of though.

I say it's time for an Olympics Suck month.

ONE TWO THREE FOUR FIVE
8/23/2008 8:26am,
I hadn't spotted this before but it looks like there was more than a little bit of trouble before this:

http://www.kansascity.com/495/story/761783.html

And I agree that an Olympics suck month is fully justified.

kwoww
8/23/2008 8:52am,
not an olympics suck month. the olympics are overall cool as ****. a 2008 Beijing Olympics suck month would be justified.

v1y
8/23/2008 9:19am,
maybe, "olympic martial arts suck month"?

(too much emphasis on "matwork" in wrestling, no time to play the ground game in judo, taekwondo for obvious reasons, boxing has fucked up points rules)

Gabetuno
8/23/2008 9:23am,
Dude thats flush on the jaw. He didn't go down? How about Olympic TKD sucks month (and every other kind of TKD)?

nifoc
8/23/2008 9:26am,
It seems that many (maybe even most) of these ref and judging "mistakes" are not the fault of the chinese, but rather the fault of people appointed by the sports governing bodies. Is someone trying to make them look bad?

TheRuss
8/23/2008 9:45am,
After that the cuban fighter sucker kicked the referee in the face, hilariously, despite the fact the ref wasn't expecting it at al and was much smaller than the cuban, he still failed to put him on his ass!

Next, on When Ballerinas Attack, on FOX.

Ronin.74
8/23/2008 9:55am,
LIES, LIES, LIES and SLANDER!!

A practioner of TKD would never do such a thing! All TKD students are taught the virtues of Respect and Honor and blah, blah, blah and other such crap that many TKD (and other TMA students) throw up when we criticize them.

In any case I haven't been able to find video either but here is a link to the MSNBC article and it includes a set of 8 pics that you can click through and see the kick coming and land on the ref. Enjoy!

http://www.nbcolympics.com/taekwondo/news/newsid=251304.html?_source=rss&cid=

Transcendent Sunchips
8/23/2008 10:13am,
Hmm...banned for life after that. Now's a good time for him to learn a martial art that can knock a ref on his ass.

It is Fake
8/23/2008 10:24am,
Damn, we have another baby this year?



We have mister I kick ref.



We have a crybaby wrestler throwing medals.
http://sports.yahoo.com/olympics/news?slug=reu-wrestling&prov=reuters&type=lgns

The Swedish wrestler had to be restrained by teammates earlier when a row erupted with judges over the decision in a semifinal bout at the Chinese Agricultural University Gym with Andrea Minguzzi of Italy, who went on the take gold.

Yes, there is shitty judging but come on.

LOVED2BLOVED
8/23/2008 10:28am,
The funny thing is that he kicked the ref harder then most of his fellow tkd competitors did to each other.

http://uk.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4DtzeycIYf4

TheRuss
8/23/2008 10:29am,
here is a link to the MSNBC article and it includes a set of 8 pics that you can click through and see the kick coming and land on the ref. Enjoy!

I love the picture of him making a fist at the judge. Come on, buddy, you're not fooling anyone.

Also, this is what I wish would have happened: YouTube - Ref hits back! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=38thrnsBqlw)

It is Fake
8/23/2008 10:40am,
I love that video. The Ref just picked you up and threw you down like a rag doll. WTF do you really think you are going to do.

TheRuss
8/23/2008 10:44am,
I wonder if that Cuban realizes how much damage he's done to the reputation of his sport? If he hasn't yet, I suppose he's got his whole life to meditate upon it now.

nifoc
8/23/2008 10:46am,
We have a crybaby wrestler throwing medals.
http://sports.yahoo.com/olympics/news?slug=reu-wrestling&prov=reuters&type=lgns


Yes, there is shitty judging but come on.

This was all over the news in sweden. According to him and his coaches, when they protested the decision the panel refused to watch the match and just overruled the protest.(There was some theories concerning the fact that the president of the wrestling association and the ref. were cousins and he might be loath to discredit his cousin. I don't know) And he didn't throw the medal he calmly placed it on the mat and walked away.

Btw I saw the match in question and the ref. clearly was in error on this one.