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Olympi-shambles of the Day: Shin v Heidemann

South Korea’s Shin A-Lam was defeated by Germany’s Britta Heidemann in the semi-final of the Women’s Individual Epee competition after a clock malfunction added an extra second to the match, allowing Heidemann the chance to score the decisive hit in her 6-5 victory.
A crying Shin was then forced to wait on the piste as her team attempted to lodge an appeal; after half an hour she was led away by officials, only to be brought back minutes later to compete in the bronze medal match against China’s Sun Yujie.Unsurprisingly, Shin lost.
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Olympi-shambles of the Day: Shin v Heidemann

South Korea’s Shin A-Lam was defeated by Germany’s Britta Heidemann in the semi-final of the Women’s Individual Epee competition after a clock malfunction added an extra second to the match, allowing Heidemann the chance to score the decisive hit in her 6-5 victory.

A crying Shin was then forced to wait on the piste as her team attempted to lodge an appeal; after half an hour she was led away by officials, only to be brought back minutes later to compete in the bronze medal match against China’s Sun Yujie.

Unsurprisingly, Shin lost.

Those victims who were slaughtered are people that I knew well. These children I knew well, personally. I ate with their families. I had social ties with them. The regime cannot lie about these people, who they were and what they did to them. It was a brutal act by the regime against people who were with the revolution.

Senior Syrian military officer Major Jihad Raslan, who has defected from Assad’s forces after witnessing the Houla massacre. He spoke to the Guardian. The full article is here. (via thepoliticalnotebook)

(via thepoliticalnotebook)

It’s always frustrating when your team can’t score, but fans of German football team 1. FC Magdeburg resisted the urge to chant obscenities and decided instead to take a more constructive approach to their team’s five-match goal drought.

While fans in one stand carried a banner reading “We’ll show you where the goal is!”, another set of spectators held up neon arrows pointing at the goal.

The unorthodox tactic may be adopted by other goal-starved supporters, as it worked - Magdeburg did score, although they eventually lost the match 2-1.