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South Korea protests women's figure skating result

The Canadian Press

2/22/2014 9:23:46 AM

SOCHI, Russia -- The South Korean Olympic Committee has protested the results of the women's figure skating competition, although the sport's international governing body has not yet received the letter.

Also, International Skating Union rules always have required such protests be filed immediately after the event.

The Koreans believe the judging was biased and cost Yuna Kim a second gold medal. The 2010 champion finished with silver, behind Russian teenager Adelina Sotnikova.

IOC spokesman Mark Adams says any figure skating protest is a matter for the ISU to handle.

Much of the uproar over the women's free skate centres on what many perceived as a lack of artistry in Sotnikova's program. Yet her marks were comparable or better than those for the highly artistic Kim. Her technical marks were significantly better.