Please, pass this letter on to the DC members (DC관계자들에게 보내는 호소문, 2014/06/02/마감)

Please, pass this letter on to the DC members.



June 2, 2014

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Hello, the ISU and the DC members, I am ~~ who lives in Seoul.


I was deeply shocked and disappointed watching the ladies’ single skating events at the Sochi Olympics.

What makes us feel even more shocked and disappointed is that the ISU keeps being acquiescent on it.



Everyone knows that something that can be considered cheating and an offence against the spirit of sportsmanship happened at the ladies’ single skating events at Sochi.


It did happen. The Sochi Olympics laughed at all mankind who had put morals and conscience before their own national interests.

We were forced to see the ethics of fairplay being killed by nationalism. Do we have to see it every 4 years?


Unless this shameful scandal of the Sochi Olympics is rectified, the Olympics can not be the events which contribute to the world peace any longer. They will be degenerated as events that powerful countries throw their weights around.


The immoral figures adroitly used the contradictory regulations of the ISU as follows.


First, the anonymous judging installed by the ISU can never provide ways to evaluate the controversial cases in which an anonymous judge or anonymous judges gave a specific skater exceptionally high scores “out of the blue.


Second, no protests against evaluations by referees, judges and the technical panel of the skaters’ performances are allowed.


Thus, we urge the members of the DC and ISU to investigate this scandal thoroughly and to amend the contradictory regulations so that any further problems will not happen.


However, the wounds which we got by the sport will not be healed forever, unless the skater who was an unquestionable victim of such loopholes in the current ISU judging system is not redressed, even if the two things which were mentioned above are rectified.  

We urge the ISU to take steps/actions - re-evaluation which guarantees fairness - immediately to redress the colossal injustice done to her.

We believe that it’s the one and only true way for the current ISU judging system to get back on the right path and correct its deviation.


Ottavio Cinquanta’s statements in an interview with Chicago Tribune (2/21/2014) are practically the same as acknowledging that he approved and/or assigned such individuals in a conflict of interest position regarding two competing skaters for the Sochi technical and judging panel.  In fact, a majority of Sochi officials were selected against the ISU General Regulation Rule 121 and Code of Ethics Article (h) and (i), violating the “Conflict of Interest” Statues.


The aim we protest against the Sochi scandal is not to take the gold medal from Sotnikova. We hope that Kim Yuna who showed perfect performances will receive the gold medal which she deserves.


We are writing this letter because we’re afraid the ISU will sweep this scandal under the rug.  Of course, we hope that Yuna Kim will also be awarded her very deserved gold medal in the end. But, at the same time, we hope to see fair judging in every individual competition so that athletes are rewarded for their years of hard work and for their excellence.   We hope athletes are treated and judged equally and fairly regardless of their nationality, ethnicity, gender, race, or any other characteristic.  Therefore, we strongly ask them to correct the scandalous Sochi judging and its results so that we can remain loyal to sports as well as figure skating.  


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We ask the ISU and the DC members to make every effort for the official complaint and the re-evaluation.

Thank you