Is Olympic Figure Skating fixed?

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    My wife insists that it is, and I defer to her expertise on this one.

    First, she says that Plushenko got SCREWED in the men's singles. He's getting lambasted as a sore loser but she says he has every right to be pissed. He landed a quad, which nobody else in the field even tries, and he skated the rest of his program flawlessly. Again, according to my wife, historically if you do something nobody else can do and you skate your program flawlessly, you win Gold. Period.

    And now she say the American Ice Dancing team got robbed because the judges went with the home cook'n and handed the Gold to the Canadian team. Again, I'm no expert, but she insists that the Americans were better.

    I just think it's funny that she cares. :D
     
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    No "sport" that relies upon subjective "style points" will ever rid itself of politics or outright cheating.

    Much as people like to talk smack about games like bowling, golf or curling not being "sports", at least we all know who won at the end.
     
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    I agree with Dude.


    Mani, I didn't even watch for that very reason, so I bet your wife is right.

    I tried to watch a bit at the beginning and it was too frustrating and then I remembered that feeling of the fix being in from the last Olympics, so I turned on some Curling and felt much better about watching. :D
     
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    Tell that to all the Raider fans still whining about the tuck rule. :rofl:
     
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    i didn't even know it was broken.
     
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    That's when I thought to myself... :eusa_think: They should make an American Idol type event for figure skaters and America would absolutely LOVE it.
     
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    I think it's a women thing...Most of us love to watch the figure skating!
     
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    It always has been and always will be a sport that is not totally about skill ;(
     
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    I think she just likes men with mullets who do not use deodorant.
     
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    Sounds like someone is upset the American's didn't win the pairs last night! :tongue:

    Figure skating did have a competition fixing scandal about a decade ago but is now considered to be above board.
     

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