Anyway, if the gymnastics thing is organized like the ISU for skating, the answer is, no, they can't rise above the bickering of the member federations. The ISU is
an association of national federations. The federations control the judging and everything else. I agree, it is absolutely the duty of each federation to do evertything they can to get the gold medal for their country, including fussing and fuming to the media and cutting deals with each other -- therein lies the problem, IMO.Thank you so much for that post, Jo. That's the best point yet. The judges are human beings, too, and worthy of our support and thanks.Out of the frying pan into the fire! I support this idea (as does Cinquanta). But then, who guards the guardians?