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The fragility of judging skating


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#16 dirac

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Posted 05 August 2002 - 01:07 PM

No one involved in figure skating has heard of Alimzhan Tokhtakhounov; he has not heard of any of them; and "Olympics? What Olympics?" Tokhtakhounov is not quoted as saying. Vicki Michaelis and Christine Brennan have an update in USA Today:


http://www.usatoday....05/4333135s.htm








and a former member of the executive council of the IOC suggests dumping the ice dancing entirely, reports Neil Stevens of the Montreal Gazette (8/3):


http://www.canada.co...3B-B640EB2D25CC

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Posted 05 August 2002 - 01:13 PM

Thanks for posting that, dirac. This incident is but one more reminder, should one be needed, that truth is much stranger than fiction!

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Posted 09 August 2002 - 02:36 PM

Some direct quotes from the wiretapped conversation that allegedly took place between Marina Anissina and Alimzan Tokhtakhounov. Report from the Associated Press, reprinted in USA Today, with pic of Anissina and Peizerat:




http://www.usatoday....-wiretaps_x.htm


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