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Studio interview: Discussion on Olympic Games highlights

08-03-2012 15:52 BJT Special Report:2012 London Olympic Games |

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The London Olympics has entered its 7th day. We have seen moments of glory but we’ve also seen some controversies as judges were questioned over their decisions.

Q1: Let’s start with the roles of judges and regulations in the games. Judges play a critical role in the competition, and their decisions can often affect the final results. An intervention by a judge can really mean the difference between a gold medal or a silver one. Are restrictive rules and questionable judgements undermining some of the performances at the Games this year?

Q2: One of the highlights of last night’s games was the basketball, during which the US men’s team beat Nigeria by 83 points---the largest margin ever in the history of the Olympics. That’s sparked a heated debate on sportsmanship. Was that kind of a huge margin of victory really necessary? And how were the teams so mismatched?

Q3: Another highlight saw Gabby Douglas win an individual all-around gold medal in the Women’s Artistic Gymnastics. Dubbed the "Flying Squirrel" for her impressive array of aerial skills, Douglas edged-out Russian gymnast Victoria Komova, who took silver. Does this mean the US is becoming an increasingly powerful force in women’s artistic gymnastics?

Q4: Let’s turn to swimming. Michael Phelps won the 200-metre individual medley for his first individual gold of the London Games. Phelps, who won the 4-by-200 relay earlier, clocked 1 minute, 54-point-27 seconds in the 200 individual medley for a record 20th Olympic medal and his 16th gold. American Teammate Ryan Lochte touched in at 1:54.90 to take the silver. What did you make of thier performances?

Editor:Wang Xiaomei |Source: CCTV.com

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