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    Did God put Slay in the opposite bracket from Leipold? Because if Slay met Leipold in the semis he would not win Gold.

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    I'm not going to defend every comment the guy makes, I am just saying that I don't see any extremely "out there" comments that make him seem like a radical.

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    Schlottke he's an authentic whacko.

    The point is that he didn't actually win the medal on the mat. He won it because Leipold tested positive for Nandrolone. Now he's saying his faith helped him win the Gold, which is a lie.

    If he were to say his faith provided him with the motivation to make the Olympic Team and become among one of the top wrestlers in the World I'd buy that. But to say his faith helped him win the Gold medal is just not true. It sounds like semantics but I take this stuff pretty seriously. He didn't win the Gold on the mat. He lost. Leipold had to relinquish his medal. We can talk about all the stuff about Leipold cheating and Moon not getting a fair shot at the Gold but all this aside, Slay actually came home with a Silver medal.

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    I don't know why they don't just remove the gold rather than transferring medals to people who lost.

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    Apparently Slay thought he would win easily:


    Slay, who had forecast an easy victory, angrily slapped away the referee's hand at the match's conclusion.

    "I was sickened to my stomach by what just happened," he said. "There wasn't anything serious going through my head."

    http://www.blackmagic.com/ses/wrest/...1/newsart.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Schlottke View Post
    I'm not going to defend every comment the guy makes, I am just saying that I don't see any extremely "out there" comments that make him seem like a radical.
    Obviously you didn't read his article where he is urging gymnast Paul Hamm to give his controversial Gold medal back to the Korean. He was saying that it's about the journey and that there is more to life than the actual Gold medal, which I find ironic considering that Leipold testing positive gives Slay the same Gold medal which provides him the platform to say this to Hamm in the first place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quick_single View Post
    Obviously you didn't read his article where he is urging gymnast Paul Hamm to give his controversial Gold medal back to the Korean. He was saying that it's about the journey and that there is more to life than the actual Gold medal, which I find ironic considering that Leipold testing positive gives Slay the same Gold medal which provides him the platform to say this to Hamm in the first place.

    Nope, I didn't. I was simply challenging Big.. I don't know enough about it to truly hold much more than a minor Internet tussle.. lol

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    What Slay thinks Hamm should have done:

    Paul Hamm?s Gold Medal ? What I think he should do

    As I watched the Athens Games, I had a different perspective on what sports and success is all about. Personally, I wish Paul Hamm, who received the Olympic Gold for men?s all-around gymnastics, would have offered his medal to his Korean competitor, who received an incorrect score. I so wanted Paul Hamm to have a press conference and state to the whole world:

    I took the journey, shined while the lights were bright and represented the USA with integrity. Yes, I was awarded the Gold Medal on that priceless evening. Unfortunately, mistakes were made in the scoring, but I had nothing to do with that. All I could do was go for the Gold. Now, the Koreans, gymnastics federations, and fans worldwide want me to hand over the Gold Medal.

    Well, please, tell me who to mail it to and where to send it, and I'll get it off immediately. I didn't train all these years to keep a Gold Medal in a glass box in my living room. I didn't train all these years for my family, friends, fans, or even the USA, even though it was an honor representing them. I trained all those years for the love of the sport and to maximize my God-given abilities. And, I feel like I did that.

    Do I deserve the Gold? That's not for me to decide. But, today, there is something I have decided. Accomplishing dreams is not about medals. Accomplishing dreams is about having the courage to take a huge risk, facing your fears, and knowing there is a possibility of coming up short.

    Accomplishing dreams is about competing with honor and integrity regardless of the outcome. Accomplishing dreams is about doing your best and letting God take care of the rest. In Athens, I accomplished my dream. God and I know that, and that's ALL that matters. I refuse to live for an audience of all. My treasure is found in living for an Audience of One. Thanks for your time.

    http://www.brandonslay.com/slaywritescontent.asp?ID=20

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    Default Re: Slay/Gruenwald

    Ironically, Slay also had a Korean in his weight who lost to Leipold in the semis and never got a chance to go for the Gold.

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