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They want Paul Hamm to return his gold medal. It's not his problem the judges screwed up. Hire better judges. He was declaired the winner, there is no mechanism to take the medal away. Now the Koreans say they will sue to get it back after saying they didn't want Hamm to give it back. It's time to just say no.
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Right and Wrong not Judges

To me this is black and white, right or wrong. It was not an intrepretation of performance, the judges were supposed to start the Korean off with a difficulty factor of 10 then deduct from there but they started off with a 9.9 difficulty factor. Had they started with the 10, we would have clearly won a silver medal. It is like starting off a football game with a 3-0 score and then losing the game by 2 points. If my son was on the winning team I would have to ask him if he really deserved to win. I would hope my son would understand that his team really did not earn the win.

That gold medal will hang around his neck like an albatross. I love America and I would like to think right and wrong are still more important than personal glory.
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