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    Same with 96!

    Seriously what is going on?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluestater View Post
    Not with Russia!

    Come on Blue.....you know you don't know anything about international wrestling. let the MEN not Ladies... make obvious assumptions.

    I'm just kidding by the way.....Congrats on your new blog responsibilities at Ladies... I lost my tool bar for a while so I wasn't able to stay current on Chicks heart fights, but I got it back yesterday and I'm all caught up.

    I'm looking forward to your other work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quick_single View Post
    Well then the all the planets must be aligning with all the statistically improbably coin tosses for Team Russia at last year's worlds and heavily stacked brackets at the Euros and now the qualifiers.

    No. No cheating going on in this sport. Never.
    That's stupid (FILA, not quick_single). I noticed that with the coin tosses at last year's worlds... the Russian wrestlers were brilliant, but they also has great "luck". If someone is actually rigging the brackets that's ridiculous. Maybe time to go to a "seeded" draw based on some objective criteria (world medals or something?)

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    They want some weaker Nations at Olympics to supposedly spur interest in those countries. They figure there are many tough guys and this is their way of getting some weaker guys to become
    Olympians.

    Its not so bad because otherwise you will have 80% Russians at Olympics in freestyle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arm-spin View Post
    That's stupid (FILA, not quick_single). I noticed that with the coin tosses at last year's worlds... the Russian wrestlers were brilliant, but they also has great "luck". If someone is actually rigging the brackets that's ridiculous. Maybe time to go to a "seeded" draw based on some objective criteria (world medals or something?)
    Yes the Russians are amazing, but luck can always help at a Worlds or Olympics, especially when the clinch is designed to award the period to the winner of the coin toss.

    Of course I have no proof of rigging, but just see what FILA Vice-President Mario Saletnig had to say regarding the new procedure for the coin toss:

    ?Some European countries brought to the attention of the FILA President that some people might have put weight in the coin, and were working with two coins in the pocket. One was red-loaded and the other blue-loaded. FILA does not want any interference from referees. Even now, if the coin is loaded, it doesn?t matter. The ball is in the black bag. An opportunity to cheat has been eliminated,? said Saletnig.

    ?At least we know it is honest,? said Saletnig. ?It is good for the athlete. They don?t have to worry about cheating. We are also very interested in preserving the integrity of the referees.?


    Translation: FILA admits cheating goes on in the sport and implements a change to combat it.

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    I just hope they don't rig the brackets in Beijing the same way.

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