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  •  Imagine if you WON the qualifying race, then . . (1+ / 0-)
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    . . while you were taking your post-race shower, the second place finisher had a protest hearing and went to the Olympics?

    That's what happened to Farrah Hall, US Sailing cheated her out of her thrilling, on the water victory, and awarded the Olympic berth to the second place finisher, because some OTHER competitor interfered with her windsurfer.  And of course the fact that Farrah won on the water, wasn't even notified of the protest hearing, etc., meant nothing to the US Sailing Federation folks.

    Sure, Farrah was vindicated a year later, but by then the Olympics were over.

    "I like to know what I'm talking about before I speak." - Barack Obama, 3-24-09

    by MD patriot on Fri Oct 02, 2009 at 11:20:48 AM PDT

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