They take the stage in artificial light
In costumes drab in costumes tight
A competition very fiercely fought
Between two top teams who will fall short
Of winning gold or being second best.
The contest starts this is the test.
The athletes work with all their heart
A superb performance from the start.
By dubious decisions the Russians were unseated.
Last time they met they were defeated.
But now the Canadians are looking fine
It’s close but they should win this time.
The large home crowd begins to roar
The decision is not what they hoped for
Suddenly a judge comes clean and does confess
She was pressured into hopelessness
To have the Russians take the gold
And she had to do what she was told
But her story changes she judged with her heart
Although it was hard to have both teams apart
She wouldn’t do what was expected
By those in charge and well connected
It seems pressure has been applied many times before
Judges are often told how they must score
But if it is cheating don’t tell the ISU
They don’t want to know cos what to do?
It’s something they have ignored and condoned
When previously people have complained and groaned
But the Olympic committee does not like this mess
Of injustice and cheating broadcast by a powerful press
Rogge intervenes and has his say
Fix this problem in a day
Because it could cost money this corruption thing
And sponsorship dollars are the important thing.
He is not happy he is mad
Olympic cheats are really bad
A meeting is held behind closed doors
With talons out and open claws
Comes an attack upon the face
Of the one believed to have caused the disgrace
The accusations start, to make it short.
A witch hunt starts in the kangaroo court
No rule is there to decide and protect
The hidden mentors of the elite elect
So they decide to give a second gold
Unaware of what problems will unfold.
A rush decision a trifle rash
Designed to stop the ebb of cash
The Russians throughout this corrupt dispute
Publicly stay silent remaining mute
Implied as cheats they still refrain
Like in last years worlds they don’t complain
If they are not upset they must pretend
Cos by a biased press they have been condemned
Though there are two gold medals no-one has won
Since this erupted since this begun
Both teams are tainted both teams have lost
To appease a problem what has been the cost
To be considered a winger considered a cheat
Neither party at fault both suffer defeat
Still both teams feel they have won-the gold was theirs
It could have gone either way with these great pairs.
Now comes the change to the result that was called
Leaving half the World totally appalled
The other half think the decision great
For the finally enquiry they still must wait.
So what do you do if the umpire is a cheat?
Smile graciously and accept defeat
Or scream and shout and create a fuss
Insist the winner should be us
Change the placings change the score
Disregard what chaos may ensure
And what if the umpire was correct
What happens then in retrospect?
Should the results then be changed again?
Should the athletes take the strain?
Of knowing how they perform will not count
It’s politics that’s paramount.