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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.

Kim Yu-na to hold farewell ice shows in May: agency

SEOUL, March 10 (Yonhap) -- South Korean figure skating icon Kim Yu-na will hold farewell ice shows in Seoul this spring, her agency announced Monday. All That Sports said Kim will take the center stage at her corporate-sponsored ice shows from May 4 to 6 in the nation's capital. The 23-year-old star retired from competition after the Sochi Winter Olympics last month. She picked up the silver medal behind Adelina Sotnikova of Russia, after winning the gold at the previous Winter Olympics in Vancouver in 2010.

Olympics: Kim Yu-Na says 'absurd' Sochi result behind her

South Korea's Kim Yu-Na Tuesday described the judging of the women's figure skating at the Sochi Winter Olympics as "absurd", but said the controversy was behind her following her retirement. The 2010 Vancouver Olympics champion won silver in Sochi behind Russian skater Adelina Sotnikova despite turning in a characteristically error-free performance. The result sparked heated debate over whether Kim was robbed of a repeat Olympic gold medal.

Olympics: Asada bows out of Games with pride intact

Japan's Mao Asada bowed out of Olympic competition with her head held high, buoyed by a surge of support following a fall in her short programme that left her medal chances in tatters. Asada's bid to give Japan a second figure skating gold at the Sochi Games fell foul to her trademark triple Axel jump on Wednesday -- leaving her in 16th position after the first night of the competition.

Olympics: Asada bows out of Games with pride intact

Japan's Mao Asada bowed out of Olympic competition with her head held high, buoyed by a surge of support following a fall in her short programme that left her medal chances in tatters. Asada's bid to give Japan a second figure skating gold at the Sochi Games fell foul to her trademark triple Axel jump in Wednesday's short programme -- leaving her in 16th position after the first night of the competition.

(Olympics) Experts, fans up in arms over Sochi figure skating judging

SOCHI, Russia, Feb. 21 (Yonhap) -- The stunning defeat of South Korean figure skating star Kim Yu-na in the ladies' single competition at the Sochi Winter Games has left fans and experts, both at her home and abroad, up in arms about judging in one of the marquee events at the sporting event. Kim, the 2010 Olympic champ, fell shy of winning her second straight gold on Thursday in Russia, settling for silver with 219.11 points in total, 5.48 points behind the upstart Russian, Adelina Sotnikova.

(Olympics) Experts, fans up in arms over Sochi figure skating judging

SOCHI, Feb. 21 (Yonhap) -- The stunning defeat by South Korean figure skating star Kim Yu-na in the ladies' single competition at the Sochi Winter Games has left fans and experts, both at her home and abroad, up in arms about judging in one of the marquee events at the sporting event. Kim, the 2010 Olympic champ, fell shy of winning her second straight gold on Thursday in Russia, settling for silver with 219.11 points in total, 5.48 points behind the upstart Russian, Adelina Sotnikova.

Olympics: S. Korean fury at Kim Yu-Na defeat

For millions of South Koreans who stayed up into the early hours of Friday morning to watch their idol Kim Yu-Na try to defend her Olympic figure-skating title, there was heartbreak and anger over her eventual silver finish. Within hours of the result, the website of the popular online campaigning forum, Change.org, crashed as hundreds of thousands logged on to sign a petition calling for a review of the judges' scores.

Olympics: S. Korean shock and anger at Kim defeat

For millions of South Koreans who stayed up into the early hours of Friday morning to watch their idol Kim Yu-Na try to defend her Olympic figure-skating title, there was heartbreak and anger over her eventual silver finish. The biggest name in South Korean sports, Kim has a fanatical following in her home country, and there was huge expectation that she would secure back-to-back golds going into Thursday's long programme in Sochi with a narrow lead over her rivals.

Olympics: Dethroned Kim calls time on glittering career

Kim Yu-Na said she was swamped with emotions when she realised she had been dethroned as Olympic champion despite a flawless performance in Sochi -- but admitted she was "relieved it was over". Shortly afterwards the South Korean -- dubbed "Queen Yu-Na" by her adoring fans -- confirmed she was retiring from competition as she had previously said she would. The 23-year-old took silver behind Russia's Adelina Sotnikova, who won the host nation's first ever women's Olympic figure skating gold on a night of high drama at the Iceberg Skating Palace.
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