Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Shin Video - London 2012 - the Anti-Korean Olympics?

The London Olympics have been irrevocably tainted by controversial judges' rulings specifically aimed at South Korean athletes because of the threat they pose to gold medal chances of European countries, who are desperate to try anything to get their hands on the precious metal due to the imminent collapse of their paper currency.

Spectators from all nations booed the anti-Korean judgments and major news media around the world blasted the dubious decisions, demanding South Korea be awarded golds in every discipline as compensation.

The campaign began with Park Tae-hwan's dubious disqualification in preliminary heats in the men's 400m freestyle last Friday. The decision was subsequently overturned on appeal, but it meant an anxious wait for the swimmer and he ended up only winning a silver medal, perhaps because of this.

Then the next day dubious judges picked on Cho Jun-ho, who beat Japan's Masashi Ebinuma in the the judo competition. But Japanese fans, representing the majority of the crowd at the ExCeL Centre, jeered the decision, Ebinuma refused to leave the mat, and the Japanese coach wouldn't shut up and stop complaining about the result. Suddenly it was Singapore all over again, with unprepared officials in London quickly buckling in the face of overwhelming Japanese pressure.

Dubbing London 2012 'The Anti-Korean Olympics', even other competitors have taken aim at South Korea, with Swiss footballer Michel Morganella posting a Twitter message calling South Koreans a 'bunch of mongoloids' who 'can go burn'. Judges ruled Switzerland beat South Korea 1-0 on Insults in the football competition.

Then the most heartbreaking case of all followed. 25-year-old South Korean fencer, Shin A-Lam, was leading her German Britta Heidemann with one second to go on the clock, and would have been a certainty for the fencing final and a gold medal if European Olympic officials hadn't kept resetting the clock until the German won, making the last second actually last over an hour. Later the European-dominated International Olympic Committee said that people had simply witnessed a 'Matrix-like' slowing down of time due to the intense special-effect style of the combat.

Like the Japanese judoka - Shin refused to leave, but in this case the pro-Japanese and pro-Chinese European judges, after demanding $80 to hear the appeal, rejected it and 'escorted' her away under duress.

Fearing a popular uprising in the European capital among pro-Koreans who have been exposed to K-pop, Shin was eventually offered a so-called 'special medal' officially recognizing her "aspiration to win, respect for the rules and please go away quietly and shut up". However the medal, which is made out of tin, actually reads 'I got punked by the IOC – London 2012'. Shin has refused to accept it.

The International Olympic Committee is now said to be frantically scouring YouTube and other video sharing sites to ensure that no footage of Shin-gate or other Olympic discrimination events exist, but in conjunction with The Guardian – a British newspaper created to protect the interests of Koreans in the UK – The Dokdo Times has secured almost exclusive footage of the Shin controversy which Olympic lawyers, who hope to formally compete in their own events at the 2016 Games, have already tried to prevent us publishing.

Apparently shameless in their campaign against Koreans, just one day after Shin-gate, South Korea's badminton players at the Olympics now face the bizarre and clearly made-up charge of "not using one's best efforts to win a match" against China. Dubious officials say that both teams were already through to the quarter-finals and wanted to lose the match to secure an easier draw, clearly ignoring how unthinkable it would be for the Korean team to lose to that of a lesser civilization. The Korean team eventually won of course, but the anti-Korean European Olympic officials are still determined to persecute them.

Koreans at home and even out in the streets are enraged and frustrated over these dubious judging decisions "We cross national borders and constantly receive botched rulings, how can people ever expect us to take our sovereignty over Dokdo Island to the International Court of Justice when this is how we are treated?" asked a 44-year-old taxi driver called Kim.

Some on the streets of Seoul mocked the clock issue - "I knew time ran more slowly in Europe which is why their economies aren't as productive as Korea's, but who knew one second there lasted so long?" said 20-year-old student Kim, hurrying from one job to another. Others have even been calling for an Olympic boycott. "We should immediately withdraw in protest", said one 32 year-old office-worker who gave his name as Kim, "everyone knows the Games would be completely devalued without a South Korean presence."

But it seems the London Games Organizing Committee is prepared to call the South Korean Olympic teams' bluff, with an official asking the athletes to remember to turn the lights off in their Olympic Village apartments before leaving, and commenting that he believed another Korean team was in London anyway.

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Why Do You Have To Pay Cash To Protest Olympic Decisions? And How Much Does an Appeal Cost?
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