Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Olympian drama

One of my favorite parts of the Olympics is paying attention to all sorts of sports that I never am able to follow. Here in America, you can watch basketball, football, baseball, and other major sports all the time. But rarely will you see televised archery, or water polo, or badminton.

So, somewhere in between blogging and photo-journalism, check out this wonderfully well-presented story about the drama that unfolded during the women's epee semifinals at the Olympics: An Olympic Fencer Refuses To Leave The Floor After Getting Screwed.

In fencing, leaving the piste means that you have officially accepted the judges' ruling. And seeing as the clock didn't start, and she should still have a shot at gold, she sat down. It's the filibuster of fencing.

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