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    Winners we all agree upon

    Let's see if there were any non-controversial Olympic results. Ever.
    2014-- M-- No, shouldn't have been any winner, they all stunk
    L-- No, see the rest of the board!
    ID-- No, V and M robbed by judging conspiracy
    P--Maybe?

    2010--M--People have major problems with this one.
    L--Some feel Mao was robbed
    ID-- I thought both Americans were gypped
    P--Maybe?


    2006--M--Yes! I think this one was not controversial. Evgeni ruled!
    L--Sad results for Sasha and Irina fans, but considered fair
    ID--my mother thought B and A were punished for being too sexy, don't know if it's a common opinion.

    2002--L--Michelle, No, Irina, No, Sasha, no "Woman Among Girls" Maria should've won. . . Just kidding about the last one, but I liked her!
    M--Probably not controversial, but Plushenko was held up when he fell

    P-- I won't even go into it. . .

    So anyway, it seems like just about every decision has been controversial lately.

    Is there anyone we all agree really did win?

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    2010--M--People have major problems with this one. 
    L--Some feel Mao was robbed
    ID-- I thought both Americans were gypped
    P--Maybe?
    Nope, Mao made mistakes in the LP, and as much as I love her skating, it was in no comparison to Yuna's LP. But alot of ppl did think Mao was robbed in the SP. If she would skated after Yuna, I gurantee you her score would have been 75+ instead of 73+. I think that's where she got robbed. She wasn't going to beat Yuna, but she deserved a better score for her clean SP with a 3a combo.

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    I think 2006 is the only Olympics in recent memory (granted I'm not old) where every event seemed to go smoothly without any huge controversy? Of course given the splatfests in men and ladies, it wasn't exactly difficult to determine a winner cause basically the one person who didn't fall.

    The "clearest" results to me:

    2010 - Yuna Kim
    2006 - Plushenko
    2002 - Yagudin
    1998 - Kulik

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    I'm going to choose my wins in a different way if that's okay.
    Men---Jason B. is an attitude win!
    Ladies---the 3 lovely USA girls that landed in the top 10.
    Pairs---V/T. Wonderful.
    Dance---Meryl & Charlie, fantastic!
    Random win goes to Ondrej Hotarek for getting himself some yellow-er pants than Trankov

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    My biggest issue in 2010 was the Ladies' bronze, which I thought should have gone to Mirai.

    Edit....

    ....but the OP's question was: are there any results we can agree on? Sheesh, that's tough. Digging deep in the memory bank for that one, all the way back to the '88 pairs in Calgary -- G&G simply blew everyone else out of the water. Also agree re: Yagudin in 2002.

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    Say I will start with what I remember:

    1976 - As a teen I had crush on Dorothy. Hell yeah!
    1980 - Glad it was Potzsch because I couldn't stand Errath. But Linda Fratianne was really good looking.
    1984 - Witt - hell yeah!
    1988 - Nooo! I was cheering for Thomas! Couldn't stand Witt.
    1992 - Didn't care about Yamaguchi, but Mishkutenok/Dmitriev - my all time favorites. Natalia - the perfect beauty!
    1994 - Baiul - hell yeah! Great story and great result. Too bad it was downhill for Oksana since then. Couldn't stand Kerrigan. Cheering for Chouinard.
    It was actually great Olympics for skating. Stoiko was my favorite, Urmanov was a joke. Cheering for Brasseur/Eisler.
    1998 - Tara - hell yeah! Couldn't stand Kwan. Tara's win was the best thing that Olympics.
    2002 - Yagudin - my hero. For me the best single male skater ever. Was happy for Sarah then, but now I would go for Irina. And still couldn't stand Kwan.
    2006 - Who the hell was that Arakawa or whatever? Irina deserved it! Couldn't stand Plushenko.
    2010 - Yuna - hell yeah! Tessa/Scott - hell yeah! Lysacek - hell yeah! Didn't care about the Chinese in pairs. So the whole Olympics - hell yeah!
    2014 - Really cheering for Yulia, but after she fell switched to Adelina. So hell yeah! Meryl/Charlie - hell yeah! And didn't care about anybody else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CezarMart View Post
    Say I will start with what I remember:

    1976 - As a teen I had crush on Dorothy. Hell yeah!
    1980 - Glad it was Potzsch because I couldn't stand Errath. But Linda Fratianne was really good looking.
    1984 - Witt - hell yeah!
    1988 - Nooo! I was cheering for Thomas! Couldn't stand Witt.
    1992 - Didn't care about Yamaguchi, but Mishkutenok/Dmitriev - my all time favorites. Natalia - the perfect beauty!
    1994 - Baiul - hell yeah! Great story and great result. Too bad it was downhill for Oksana since then. Couldn't stand Kerrigan. Cheering for Chouinard.
    It was actually great Olympics for skating. Stoiko was my favorite, Urmanov was a joke. Cheering for Brasseur/Eisler.
    1998 - Tara - hell yeah! Couldn't stand Kwan. Tara's win was the best thing that Olympics.
    2002 - Yagudin - my hero. For me the best single male skater ever. Was happy for Sarah then, but now I would go for Irina. And still couldn't stand Kwan.
    2006 - Who the hell was that Arakawa or whatever? Irina deserved it! Couldn't stand Plushenko.
    2010 - Yuna - hell yeah! Tessa/Scott - hell yeah! Lysacek - hell yeah! Didn't care about the Chinese in pairs. So the whole Olympics - hell yeah!
    2014 - Really cheering for Yulia, but after she fell switched to Adelina. So hell yeah! Meryl/Charlie - hell yeah! And didn't care about anybody else.
    Reading comprehension is a challenge, I guess. This thread is asking the winners everyone agreed on. You gave us this

    Really cheering for Yulia, but after she fell switched to Adelina. So hell yeah! Meryl/Charlie - hell yeah! And didn't care about anybody else.

    By your own admission, you are not very young. But the style of your commentary... Even those mindless teen girls could do better. Unbelievable.LOL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Juliasochi View Post
    Reading comprehension is a challenge, I guess. This thread is asking the winners everyone agreed on. You gave us this

    Really cheering for Yulia, but after she fell switched to Adelina. So hell yeah! Meryl/Charlie - hell yeah! And didn't care about anybody else.

    By your own admission, you are not very young. But the style of your commentary... Even those mindless teen girls could do better. Unbelievable.LOL.
    Sorry to offend your sensitivity!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CezarMart View Post
    Sorry to offend your sensitivity!
    I don't think you are where you think you are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moviechick View Post
    I don't think you are where you think you are.
    So where am I where I don't think I am?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Poodlepal View Post
    Let's see if there were any non-controversial Olympic results. Ever.
    2014--
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    ID-- No, V and M robbed by judging conspiracy
    P--Maybe?

    2010--M--People have major problems with this one.
    L--Some feel Mao was robbed
    P--Maybe?

    So anyway, it seems like just about every decision has been controversial lately.

    Is there anyone we all agree really did win?
    2014 ID and P were pretty non-controversial. Didn't D/W triumph merely thanks to better technical elements? And V/T were grossly overscored but no one would've beaten them anyway.
    2010 Men obvious. For Ladies, Mao wasn't really robbed as such, but the scoring system really favored Yuna's great execution of easier elements. Under 6.0 I think Mao could've won the SP. Mao's 3A back then was undervalued, especially when in combination. It's mostly moot though due to her 3 jump combo and the singled 3T. Pairs I don't know, but maybe pangtongfan thinks Pang and Tong should have gotten gold?

    Plushenko and Yagudin's 2002 and 2006 wins were zero controversy at least. Although Scott Hamilton might still think that Yagudin was "conceding the long program to Evgeny Plushenko" and Tim Goebbel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CarneAsada View Post
    Plushenko and Yagudin's 2002 and 2006 wins were zero controversy at least. Although Scott Hamilton might still think that Yagudin was "conceding the long program to Evgeny Plushenko" and Tim Goebbel.
    Scott went a little crazy that year obviously. I think he was focusing a little too much on the techs and was clearly blown away by Plushenko's 3A-3F combo. Maybe in CoP, Yagudin would've lost the LP but obviously in 6.0 a clean Yagudin was going to get the higher presentation scores no matter how many quads and crazy combos other people did.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CarneAsada View Post
    2014 ID and P were pretty non-controversial. ...
    Not everyone agrees on the 2014 ID outcome. (And not b/c of the article raising the possibility of corrupt judging.)

    Not trying to stir up the pot ... not trying to re-hash anything. Just disagree with CarneAsada's one sentence.

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    I think the pairs was pretty non-controversial in 2014. Most people agree V&T should have won, although some aren't impressed with the program they delivered to win it. S&S made that decision very easy for the judges by skating quite poorly. I'm surprised there aren't more people saying the win should have gone to S&K, but they kind of came out of nowhere to take 2nd, and haven't even been to worlds, so I guess no one would expect them to take the gold (and some didn't even expect them to medal, either). All the other disciplines, of course, had controversy this year. The men less than the dance and especially the ladies, but there are still some people saying Chan should have won and some saying neither Chan nor Hanyu deserved it lol.

    Most agreed-upon wins for me in the past are T&M and Plushenko in 2006 (the ladies' competition is a bit foggy in my mind, so I'm not sure about Arakawa), Yagudin in 2002, Kulik in 1998 (probably wouldn't have been so agreed-upon had Elvis done a quad), M&D in 1992, and.. I can't remember back any further than that. That's not to say there wasn't controversy over some of the other podium placements though.

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    Arakawa, while not a personal favorite of mine, was clearly the best on the evening that it counted.

    Her win is definitely not controversial. I also put Sarah Hughes in this category. Not my favorite, but also not a controversial gold medalist.

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