An Olympic Tournament Without Olympic Standards
Shin A Lam of South Korea was cheated out of her shot at a gold medal in the individual epee competition when the clock got stuck and gave her opponent an extra second for a final touch. After spending ages conferring, the committee decided to award her opponent the match.
In sports, a fencer’s blade is considered second fastest only to a marksman’s bullet. Fencing is about agility, grace, and speed. Naturally the athletes would expect their judges to be keeping time responsibly and properly.
Imagine this: you spend years training and perfecting your skill so that you can be in prime shape for the Olympics, the ultimate chance for glory at your sport. Then, that moment is snatched away from you because the clock got stuck and because a 15-year old timekeeper didn’t set the time properly! I would be devastated!
Shin A Lam stayed on the piste (to show that she didn’t accept the ruling) but she was eventually escorted away by security (while the crowd gave her a standing ovation).
Afterward, she had to return for a chance at the bronze medal but she lost, probably because she was rattled by the earlier outrage. So imagine that, you are competing for the gold and suddenly, you have no medal at all.
She was offered a medal for “good sportsmanship” but naturally she turned it down.
And the final obscenity, as quoted from the Daily Telegraph:
The crowd was then incredulous when just before 7.40pm - nearly an hour after the incident - that an announcer claimed that in the rules the Koreans had to lodge money for the appeal to be valid.
What is this, some sort of financial scam?
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So after my laptop died (after five years of us being in a relationship), I decided to make things up between me and the desktop PC. I’ve been trying to figure out a way to install this game I want to play but couldn’t because I’m that incapable of doing things on my own. I also want to install Windows 7 (illegally, of course) but I can’t because it says I need to burn the contents of the torrent after downloading and then install it in the desktop PC. I don’t know how to do any of that. Stop judging me. You probably suck at/on something too.
BUT YOU KNOW. It’s frustrating because I took up a (mostly) computer-related course in college but can’t do all that. I actually got Windows 7 and other programs on my laptop installed by a classmate - which he did willingly (after seeing “pathetic” written on my face. Font size: 50 font, face: Impact, font style: Bold.) - and now I’m realizing that I can never do it alone.
If you, reader, have time to spare, do come over and make my computer look pretty and hip (Installing OS, a good anti-virus software, games, misc programs, converting file sizes, organizing my porn stash, and more). For your troubles, I would wear skimpy clothing in colors of your liking. Yeah? No? Good talk.
Otherwise, wish me luck in figuring these things out for myself or try sucking my own dick. Both of which are equally hard to do. Maybe.
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