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Thread: New Olympic Champion?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Krislite View Post
    "Fairness" is not about who put in the most effort. It doesn't matter if you skated nonstop in the last four years, if you don't deliver when it counts. The right thing is that the gold medal goes to whoever skates best during the Olympics, regardless of what happened before the games.
    Indeed. This is a sport not a show where one manipulates to attract audience. Think about the skaters. They trained hard and for years to win medals irrespective whether they have been on the scene for a long time or a newbie. It wouldn't be a competition if the criteria is to spread the medals around first and not performance of the day. Whether is it an old timer medalist like Yuna or Mao or newbie like Julia, how they perform on that day itself should determine the outcome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MsLiinaLii View Post
    I absolutely adore Yuna, but don't get me wrong, I don't want her to win. And the reason for that is quite simple, I don't feel that it's fair that hasn't been participating in Grand Prix for 3 seasons. Some people say, oh, she doesn't have to do it and nothing would change. But, well, still...Others get tired a lot more during the season. Even if we compare Mao's number of competitions this year. Yuna = 3, Zagreb+Nationals+Olympics Mao=at least 6, Japan Open+GP+GP+GPF+Nationals+Olympics...
    Think about it this way: Mao has had more time to get it together. Competing throughout the season is an advantage.

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    I agree that the best performance should be awarded by gold medal. If not, another big pee stain will be left in the Olympic history and stink forever, so to speak.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spikydurian View Post
    Indeed. This is a sport not a show where one manipulates to attract audience. Think about the skaters. They trained hard and for years to win medals irrespective whether they have been on the scene for a long time or a newbie. It wouldn't be a competition if the criteria is to spread the medals around first and not performance of the day. Whether is it an old timer medalist like Yuna or Mao or newbie like Julia, how they perform on that day itself should determine the outcome.
    Indeed. It's the Olympics, not the Oscars. Where you give X an Oscar because "Oh, this is such a great role, and they'll probably never be nominated again!", or "Oh, they should have won for X performance, but didn't, so let's award them an Oscar this year instead!" And you still end up with... Peter O'Toole with zero (proper) Oscars. Probably because "Oh, he's sure to win for something else, so it's okay - let's give it to X instead!"

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    I don't think Yuna had put less "effort" than anyone else out there who "competed" more. If the number of competitions justifies fairness, shouldn't it matter that Yuna was "unfairly" withdrawn from her chances to compete?

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    This whole talk over fairness is just a quibble. Had she competed fully during the last quad and dominated accordingly, people would still scream "unfair" but for different reasons.

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