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World skating chief defends under-fire Sochi judging

(Reuters) - The International Skating Union (ISU) has defended the under-fire figure skating judging system used at the Sochi Winter Olympics that deemed Kim Yuna's routine worthy only of a silver medal, Japanese media reported on Thursday. Kim had arrived in Russia for the February Games favored to defend her title, but her faultless final routine left her only a silver as home favorite Adelina Sotnikova took a shock gold.

Figure skating: ISU chief defends unpopular judging

The head of the world governing body for figure skating on Thursday defended controversial judging which saw defending champion Kim Yu-Na lose to Russian teenager Adelina Sotnikova at last month's Sochi Olympics. South Korea's Olympic and skating leaders said last week that they would send a joint letter to the International Skating Union (ISU) calling for an investigation into the composition of judges for the female singles competition in Sochi. ISU president Ottavio Cinquanta said his body had not yet received the reported letter.

Olympics: S.Korea to file judging complaint over skating star

South Korea's Olympic body said Friday it would file a complaint with the international governing body for figure skating over controversial judging which saw Olympic defending champion Kim Yu-Na relegated to silver at the Winter Games. The Korean Olympic Committee (KOC) said it would send a joint letter with the Korea Skating Union (KSU) to the International Skating Union (ISU) calling for an investigation into the composition of judges for female singles competition in Sochi.

S. Korea to file complaint over Winter Games figure skating judging

SEOUL, March 21 (Yonhap) -- South Korea will file an official complaint with the international governing body for figure skating over the controversial composition of the judging panel for the ladies' singles competition at this year's Winter Olympics, officials said on Friday.

S. Korea to file complaint over Winter Games figure skating judging

SEOUL, March 21 (Yonhap) -- South Korea will file an official complaint with the international governing body for figure skating over the controversial composition of the judging panel for the ladies' singles competition at this year's Winter Olympics, officials said on Friday.

South Korea to file complaint to skating body over Sochi judges

(Reuters) - The South Korean Olympic Committee (KOC) will file an official complaint to the International Skating Union about the figure skating judging panel used at the Sochi Games which deemed Kim Yuna's routine only worthy of a silver medal. Kim had arrived in Russia for the February Games as the hot favorite to successfully defend the title, but despite completing a faultless final routine she was left with only a silver as home favorite Adelina Sotnikova took a shock gold.

Olympics: S.Korea to file judging complaint over skating star

South Korea's Olympic body said Friday it would file a complaint with the international governing body for figure skating over controversial judging which saw Olympic defending champion Kim Yu-Na relegated to silver at the Winter Games. The Korean Olympic Committee (KOC) said it would send a joint letter with the Korea Skating Union (KSU) to the International Skating Union (ISU) calling for an investigation into the composition of judges for female singles competition in Sochi.

S. Korea to file complaint over Winter Games figure skating judging

SEOUL, March 21 (Yonhap) -- South Korea will file an official complaint with the international governing body for figure skating over the controversial composition of the judging panel for the ladies' singles competition at this year's Winter Olympics, officials said on Friday.

Exclusive: More South Koreans set to follow Ahn abroad, says dad

By Peter Rutherford and Narae Kim SEOUL (Reuters) - More Olympic athletes are set to ditch their South Korean passports and compete for rival nations unless the country's skating union (KSU) reforms, the father of Korea's greatest sporting defector has told Reuters. Anger with the KSU has boiled among Koreans following Ahn Hyun-soo's defection to Russia in 2011 - and was only exacerbated when the 28-year-old won his fourth, fifth and sixth Olympic gold medals in Sochi under the name Viktor Ahn, and as a Russian competitor.

S. Korean Shim wins women's overall title at short track world championships

SEOUL, March 17 (Yonhap) -- South Korean teenager Shim Suk-hee was crowned the women's overall champion at the World Short Track Speed Skating Championships in Montreal on Sunday. Shim earned 102 total points by virtue of winning three races, becoming the first South Korean overall champ in the women's competition since Cho Ha-ri in 2011. Another South Korean, Park Seung-hi, finished second overall with 73 points.
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