American TV Neglected the Saddest Story in the Olympics [UPDATE]

The riveting Olympic story you didn't hear about: "Monday- in the women's fencing epee semifinal match between Britta Heidemann of Germany and Shin A Lam of South Korea- Lam led with one second left on the clock. All she had to do was not be touched in that one second and she would be advancing to the gold medal match. Unfortunately for Shin- the clock never started after the referee signaled to restart the match- giving Heidemann more than one second to land the winning touch. Incensed- the Korean team paid to file an appeal of the decision- while Shin had to sit on the playing surface- known as a piste- to indicate that she did not accept the decision of the judges. She was there for over a half hour- with much of that time spent in tears- before the appeal was denied. Shin remained on the piste after the decision was made in protest- before then being removed by security. … Since the incident- it has come out that the timekeeper for the event was a 15 year old British volunteer. …Whoever made the choice to put a child in charge of the clock for an Olympic event should be fired."

American TV Neglected the Saddest Story in the Olympics [UPDATE]

Recently- our own Bruce Jacobs wrote about how the coverage of the 2012 Olympic Games was just fine- and how nobody should be airing their grievances about





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