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Interesting they waited till after the Olympics to rule, and that the skaters will be eligible for 2014.

Hopefully we can get atleast 2 on the podium tomorrow when the finals for the Men's 1000m and Women's 1500m take place.

Charles Hamelin is a favourite in the 1000m and Francois Hamelin is capable of a podium finish here.

I'm also hoping one of the Canadian ladies surprises and reaches the podium in the 1500m ie. Kalyna Roberge

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Oh, I have definitely seen it happen before where more than one person gets DSQed and they have to go to the B Final to determine who gets the medals.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't Marc Gagnon the only athlete ever to win a medal from the B final in Olympic Short Track? It can happen, but all hell has to break loose for it to happen (a Bradbury-like moment, basically).

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Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't Marc Gagnon the only athlete ever to win a medal from the B final in Olympic Short Track? It can happen, but all hell has to break loose for it to happen (a Bradbury-like moment, basically).

well that must be a new rule, otherwise George Dicarlo has to give back the gold medal, which he won in Los Angeles - Thomas Fahrner was faster in the B-final of 400 m free style than the Olympic Champion...

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well that must be a new rule, otherwise George Dicarlo has to give back the gold medal, which he won in Los Angeles - Thomas Fahrner was faster in the B-final of 400 m free style than the Olympic Champion...

Ah, well the thing in short track is that if you are disqualified or did not start/finish the A final, then everyone in the B final moves ahead of you in the standings. In Gagnon's case he won the B final and there where four people in the A final: a Brit got disqualified and another Canadian basically decided not to finish the race, thus giving the bronze to the winner of the B final.

Its actually not all that uncommon that the winner of the B final is faster that the winner of the A final due to the strategic aspects in Short Track.

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Ah, well the thing in short track is that if you are disqualified or did not start/finish the A final, then everyone in the B final moves ahead of you in the standings. In Gagnon's case he won the B final and there where four people in the A final: a Brit got disqualified and another Canadian basically decided not to finish the race, thus giving the bronze to the winner of the B final.

Its actually not all that uncommon that the winner of the B final is faster that the winner of the A final due to the strategic aspects in Short Track.

I didn't know that - I am not used to Short TRack at all...

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Well, we're heading towards our worst Olympics ever in short track, especially considering that there was only 4 events in 1992 and 6 in 1994/1998.

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Well, we're heading towards our worst Olympics ever in short track, especially considering that there was only 4 events in 1992 and 6 in 1994/1998.

I wouldn't go that far. Hamelin and Trembley in the 500m and the relays plus Roberge in the 1000m.

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Good day for South Korea and Chunky, shafted outing for the Hamelins.

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I'm still unclear on what exactly that DQ was for. The commentator actually described it as a clean race. But they took so long for the final results to come up and they kept cutting to a shot of the referee at the review screen. When they showed the replay the commentator suggested maybe it was the Chinese that were gonna get DQed.

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I thought it was and it looked like the Chinese thought they were getting DSQ. I think it was a combination of many little things that caused the Koreans to be disqualified.

I am very happy. I said Marianne St. Gelais was gonna be a short track star for Canada and two silvers later.

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