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Ron Judd, an Olympics junkie and Seattle Times columnist who has covered Olympic sports since 1997, will use this space to serve up news and opinion on the Summer and Winter Games -- also inviting you to chime in on Planet Earth's biggest get-together.

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August 14, 2008 3:11 PM

Hey; throw that medal in this direction

Posted by Ron Judd


A Swedish wrestler, Ara Abrahamian, tossed his bronze medal onto the floor in disgust, saying he was hosed by judges in Greco-Roman wrestling's 84-kilo class semifinal.

The Swede was beaten by eventual gold medalist Andrea Minguzzi of Italy. In a grand display of Olympic sportsmanship, he yelled at the referee and then verbally accosted the judges. Teammates restrained him, CNN reports.

At the medal ceremony after his bronze medal match, Abrahamian left the bronze on the mat. It reportedly was later returned to his sport's governing body.

Know this: If that baby goes up on e-Bay, we're going after it.


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