Why did Japan’s gymnastics coach have $100 bills in his hand to file appeal? | Fourth-Place Medal – Yahoo! Sports

Why did Japan’s gymnastics coach have $100 bills in his hand to file appeal? | Fourth-Place Medal – Yahoo! Sports.

Nader Nazemi-Japanese Coach giving Judges Money-Nader Nazemi

Japanese Coach giving Judges Money

This is both hilarious and inappropriate. They need other mechanisms for this kind of protest. And why do they need to collect cash in such a public manner. I don’t know where do they hoard the cash, but it better be kept safe with the sorry state of security affairs in the London Olympics.

Operating within the rules and regulations of gymnastics, a Japanese coach handed over a wad of $100 bills to the governing body of the sport on Monday night in order to file an appeal on behalf of his athlete.

Kohei Uchimura awkwardly stumbled off the pommel horse in the final event of the men’s team competition. His resulting score left Japan in fourth place. But team officials protested that his fall had actually been a dismount and should have earned points based on gymnastic’s (confusing) scoring system.
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