BBC News: Boxing officials were paid bribe to fix results!!

@ram_cv (16516)
India
August 11, 2012 11:42am CST
The latest news coming from BBC Newshour which is a highly respected news program that some boxing officials were paid bribes to fix results for some of the boxers. The boxing scoring in this Olympics have come under increasing criticism and reached the peak when a boxer who was knocked out 6 times in a bout was declared the winner!! Now this news seems to have brought the real reason behind this kind of scoring!! As far as India is concerned, we felt that we missed out 2-3 medals to dodgy decisions. What do you feel of this boxing story breaking? Cheers! Ram
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• United States
12 Aug 12
Same thing , different location was what I thought. See here in the States professional boxing has been corrupt so long I am not sure anyone is still alive when boxing was clean! When Teddy, a boxing expert, says he saw the match one way and the officials call it another I Knew it was rigged!
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@ram_cv (16516)
• India
14 Aug 12
:) Unfortunately, Olympics is supposed to be all about amateurs and the joy of sport. When the professional aspects come in then all the joy goes out!! Cheers! Ram
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• United States
14 Aug 12
agreed. many of these athletes won't go on to do their sport professionally. The Olympics Should be about the peoples of the world coming together to share their beloved sport.
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@ram_cv (16516)
• India
6 Oct 12
Completely agreed. Cheers! Ram
12 Aug 12
This sort of thing shouldnt be happening in a wordwide sporting event such as the olympics, and all the athletes and judges take an olympix oath at the beggining of the games to play/judge the game properly, without cheating. As for the boxing I saw a re-run of the fight questioned and I was absolutly gob smacked with the result and I thought straight away something dodgy was going on. Hopefully more investigations will take place in the future to stop more of this stuff happening in the future but theres no way it can ever be fully stopped unless technology is the official, but im sure some clever so and so will find a wahy to rig that too!
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@ram_cv (16516)
• India
12 Aug 12
Unfortunately, humans are susceptible to such fallacies. It is really astonishing, but I think AIBA is equally to blame by not having a transparent scoring mechanism in place. Until they can bring about a transparent scheme such things will continue to happen. Cheers! Ram
@moneywinner (1866)
• Brazil
12 Aug 12
I have to say that I didn't saw all the boxing fights, only 5 or 6 finals. I think this is a big accusation to do and unfortunately I'm seeing a lot of losers athlets accusing the winners of something illegal, like the accusations against the chinese swimmer, the jamaica team, the "conspiracy" for the brazilian gymnastic win..I'm not saying that maybe he is not right because I totally believe that some results in sports are pre determined, but he needs to prove it otherwise this just sounds a crying of loser.
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@ram_cv (16516)
• India
12 Aug 12
The latest on this is that currently AIBA has sued BBC on this topic. And it is going to be interesting to see what happens as we move on. Cheers! Ram
@artemeis (4070)
• China
11 Aug 12
The way I see this issue is that it begs for the intervention of modern technology to be implemented into the mandatory overhaul of the scoring system towards literal transparency. Sometimes, I feel that IOC could actually be the pacesetter for such an implementation since the Games is about fair play and true sportsmanship. Today, a lot of sports are begging for the implementation of modern technology where one of it will be the acceptance of live videos to assist judges and umpires officiating the matches.
@ram_cv (16516)
• India
11 Aug 12
I completely agree with your thoughts. I think Olympics is the showpiece events in sports and it should be aided with the highest technology as is possible to assist in decision making. Cheers! Ram
• United States
11 Aug 12
I had heard earlier about the boxer from Azerbaijan getting knocked to the ground 6 times in a round and later being declared the winner of that round and that fight. That was definitely outrageous, but I know the boxer and the official who resided over the fight were disqualified. However, if there is an even larger match-fixing problem than this, then I think what little credibility Olympic boxing has now is almost or completely gone. There's been so many questionable decisions that I figured something was fishy. Now I wonder what they will do to try and remedy the situation, if anything.
@ram_cv (16516)
• India
11 Aug 12
Apparently not only this fight, but there were more bouts that were fixed. And an inquiry is now underway. In this specific issue of the boxer getting knocked 6 times, AIBA did send back the official and boxer was disqualified. Cheers! Ram