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2008 Olympics

Didn’t Like the Call? Just Kick the Judge!

August 24, 2008

The latest controversy to arise out of Beijing deals with when Cuban Angel Matos disagreed with a judge’s enforcement of the rules during a tae-kwon-do medal round against Kazakhstan and decided to kick the judge in the face, spit on the mat and leave the arena.  Here’s why Matos was mad:  He was up 3-2, but needed [...]

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The Bionic Man Competeth

May 16, 2008

Oscar Pistorius, a man who needed part of his legs amputated as a young child, has been cleared by the IAAF to compete in the Beijing Olympics.  This point is controversial because some believe that his prosthetic limbs could indicate an unfair advantage against non-bionic opponents, and the “Paralympics” is an existing competitive body for [...]

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