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(NPR)   U.S. speed skater admits to sabotaging rival's skates. Tag is for the coach that forced him to do it   (npr.org) divider line 24
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2012-10-05 11:54:12 AM
You are always responsible for your own actions. The coach didn't make him do it. I'm pretty sure a super fit Olympic athlete can resist an old man.

Sometimes "Just say no" is a workable solution.
 
2012-10-05 12:00:09 PM
"And [he's] now being completely honest and taking responsibility for doing it. I think those three points have to be taken into consideration."

If someone is only taking responsibility about something a year after it took place, are they really completely honest? It sounds like Cho knew it would come out in the arbitration hearing next month and wanted to do some damage control.
 
2012-10-05 12:02:58 PM
I have a feeling there will be a congressional investigation into this.
 
2012-10-05 12:22:18 PM
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2012-10-05 12:22:47 PM

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I love trailer trash. I'd smash that flat.
 
2012-10-05 12:26:09 PM
"That is cheating of the highest order," Josephson says. "It is an incredibly serious [and] dastardly thing to do."

dastardly in a real life quote, amazing...feel bad for the skater, the coach essentially threatened his olympic spot. of course he shouldn't have done it, but the coach really really needs to get the fark out now if this is true.
 
2012-10-05 12:38:42 PM
Ban the skater and coach for life. You cant let crap like that stand. If it goes deeper ban the US speedskating team from the next olympics if need be. Id much rather see the US lose badly than win like that.
 
2012-10-05 12:40:23 PM
The leg, sweep it. 

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2012-10-05 12:53:34 PM
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You know something... We were going to stop after deploying the Bieber but this... THIS is all out war. You WILL feel our wrath America!
 
2012-10-05 12:58:47 PM
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2012-10-05 01:07:31 PM
You know who else was just following orders?
 
2012-10-05 01:09:36 PM

InfrasonicTom: You know who else was just following orders?


no, i do not. who else?
 
2012-10-05 01:10:07 PM

Rent Party: You are always responsible for your own actions. The coach didn't make him do it. I'm pretty sure a super fit Olympic athlete can resist an old man.

Sometimes "Just say no" is a workable solution.



DNRTFA, but caught the story on NPR this morning. According to the skater if he had refused he would have lost his shot at the olympics. As an anonymous guy on the web I'm sure you would have done the right thing and walked away from your dream.
 
2012-10-05 01:25:39 PM

chuggernaught: Rent Party: You are always responsible for your own actions. The coach didn't make him do it. I'm pretty sure a super fit Olympic athlete can resist an old man.

Sometimes "Just say no" is a workable solution.


DNRTFA, but caught the story on NPR this morning. According to the skater if he had refused he would have lost his shot at the olympics. As an anonymous guy on the web I'm sure you would have done the right thing and walked away from your dream.


No, I'd have turned in the coach, who would have lost his shot at the Olympics.

I'd rather lose that cheat. There's no point in competing otherwise.
 
2012-10-05 01:30:23 PM
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He had asked me twice and I said NO. But then he asked a 3rd time
 
2012-10-05 01:49:36 PM

chuggernaught: Rent Party: You are always responsible for your own actions. The coach didn't make him do it. I'm pretty sure a super fit Olympic athlete can resist an old man.

Sometimes "Just say no" is a workable solution.


DNRTFA, but caught the story on NPR this morning. According to the skater if he had refused he would have lost his shot at the olympics. As an anonymous guy on the web I'm sure you would have done the right thing and walked away from your dream.


So now he will be stripped of all glory and go down in history as one of the worst cheats and poorest sports in Olympic speedskating history. That is much better.
 
2012-10-05 02:24:01 PM

Milk D: I have a feeling there will be a congressional investigation into this.


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Now that Teddygate's been resolved, McCain's on it.
 
2012-10-05 03:10:26 PM

mikaloyd: So now he will be stripped of all glory and go down in history as one of the worst cheats and poorest sports in Olympic speedskating history. That is much better.


Sometimes it actually is regarded as better. The IOC isn't always able to actually obtain those medals they strip from DQ'ed athletes. Once in a while someone just up and refuses to hand it over.

And being denied the chance to compete? Well, ask Marty Glickman how well he handled being bumped off the relay team in Berlin.
 
2012-10-05 03:32:58 PM
He didn't cheat at the Olympics, so there wouldn't really be a reason for the Olympics to strip him of his medal.
 
2012-10-05 07:56:15 PM

Rent Party: I love trailer trash. I'd smash that flat.


Have you seen her naked? I think someone beat you to it.
 
2012-10-05 08:33:33 PM

hogans: Rent Party: I love trailer trash. I'd smash that flat.

Have you seen her naked? I think someone beat you to it.


The flat doesn't bug me, but the google tells me she got fat.

I would have smashed that flat 15 years ago, though.
 
2012-10-06 12:52:52 AM
Too bad he didn't hunt down the guy and break his ankle. Then he could be a national hero. Right, Bobby Clarke?
 
2012-10-06 01:39:33 AM

A Fark Handle: "That is cheating of the highest order," Josephson says. "It is an incredibly serious [and] dastardly thing to do."

dastardly in a real life quote, amazing...


I have made a resolution to use "dastardly" more often in my daily conversation
 
2012-10-06 12:19:56 PM
In all fairness, he's not really a US skater....
 
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