True, I watched that game live here in Canada (obviously NBC didn't show it live..) and it was pretty bizarre when those calls occurred. I totally agree with you about the Olympic spirit we're being fed. The athletes have to follow such a code where they even take a oath at the opening ceremonies to not cheat etc. Yet when an official does something wrong it isn't corrected. US is almost unbeatable in women's soccer and I'm still proud of Canada's effort.
Originally Posted by Anthony_MQ
I heard a boxing commentator say a lot of bizarre decisions were made in boxing in Beijing as well where many Chienese boxers benefited. Seems like the IOC tries to get as many hometown athletes deep into events.
I havent followed the coverage from an American media perspective but in Canada all they are talking about are the two controversial calls:
Originally Posted by StillShaving
1) Delay of game call when Canadian keeper took more than 10 seconds to kick the ball. This is hardly ever called especially without a warning. Didn't know this rule but it happens that the free kick is taken inside the penalty box.
2) On the free kick the ball hit a Canadian player's hand and the referee called it a handball. It seems clearly it wasn't intentional so the call is probably wrong.
So yeah the Canadian player did take long but it's a call that's never called (that's what I'm told).
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