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Old 08-14-2008, 04:54 PM
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Olympic Medal Tossing, Swedes are #1

Seems like the toughest competitors are the biggest babies:

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Swedish wrestler Ara Abrahamian threw away the bronze medal he won in the Greco-Roman category in disgust in a protest over judging in his semifinal bout.
Abrahamian was beaten in the 84 kg class by eventual gold medal winner Andrea Minguzzi of Italy but was disgusted by the verdict, shouting at the referee before confronting the judges. The Athens silver medal winner had to be restrained by teammates and later went on to win a bronze medal match.
But the row continued at the medal ceremony as he only grudgingly mounted the podium and after receiving his medal made a point of taking it off and leaving it in the center of the competition mat.
Swedish fans in the arena disagreed strongly with the original decision, jeering the judges, while coach Leo Myllari also weighed in.
"It's all politics," he said.
The medal was later returned to the sport's governing body.

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Old 08-14-2008, 04:59 PM
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Well, come on, it was Bronze. How many commercial endorsements can you leverage off of that?
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Old 08-14-2008, 05:14 PM
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A fine example of good sportsmanship.
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Old 08-14-2008, 05:38 PM
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That guy makes the Finish complaint choir seem appreciative.
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Old 08-15-2008, 01:03 AM
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That guy is as Swedish as I am.
An idiot, that is what he is.

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Old 08-15-2008, 01:08 AM
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He is Armenian and not Swedish although he does represent Sweden, I saw that match and even though he got emotional over it, the match was close and there was some poor judging.
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Old 08-15-2008, 01:21 AM
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Haha.. thats pretty funny.
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Old 08-15-2008, 05:42 AM
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Go sveden
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He probably told all his friends he was getting the gold this time - imagine the shame...
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Old 08-15-2008, 10:10 AM
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No new Volvo for him.
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Old 08-15-2008, 10:45 AM
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How bout a SAAB then?
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Old 08-16-2008, 07:42 AM
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don't forget watch making too.
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Old 08-16-2008, 07:49 AM
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don't forget watch making too.
I thought that were the Swiss.
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All the medals this year are made out of wrapped chocolate in line with the fake singing, fake fireworks, fake clean no homeless here cleansing, and fake passports.

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