It's a well documented fact that the officials in the 72 basketball final made an egregious error at the end of the game, putting time back on the clock that should not have been given and setting the Soviets up to take the shot that won them the gold.
They played the final 3 second THREE TIMES! Until the Soviets got it right. I'm convinced that it would have gone on as many times as it took the USSR
to score a bucket. It was so fixed, that it wasn't funny, so you go sailing down that river, Russophile. If you know anything about that even, there's no way you can't say it wasn't fixed.
And, it's a fact, that in those days, the Soviet Bloc nations, or those who sympathized with the USSR
, told their judges to be favorable to Soviet athletes ,and athlestes from that bloc.
IOC has never taken action regarding the most notorious, nationally sponsored, and unethical doping scandal ever, i.e., the East German program of doping the female ahtletes
Ah, yes, the old GDR "she-men". Remember them well.
Were the Soviets entitled to call the timeout? Is it their fault that the buzzer wasn't working?
After the Americans hit a free throw, the Soviets immediately inbounded the ball, and didn't score. But then some jackass, not even with the IOC, walks on the floor (where he doesn't belong), and claims the USSR
was trying to call time. The idiot refs then let them replay it a second time.
The balls goes in, the USSR
doesn't score-don't even get a shot off, so even if the buzzer didn't sound (and I've never heard that before), the clock expired. Then this same jackass not with the IOC wanders on the floor ,and makes another excuse.
Third time, the ball is inbounded. The Soviet center clearly commits a foul with a push-off, grabs the ball, and puts it in. Game over.
Russophile, it was a fix. The greatest fix in the history of the Olympics. It would have gone on until the USSR
won. And the Americans did the nation proud by not going to the medals ceremony, to accept a medal that they didn't deserve-the Soviet team should have been standing there, and, in their heart of hearts, to this day, they know it.
but proving, 30 years later, precisely IF they were on drugs at the stage of them winning the events, is going to be a hard call.
A HARD CALL?? All you had to do is look at those mindless GDR she-men, and you KNEW trhey were drugged up! Women don't look like that. It was so obvious even then. It would be an easy call, and they should be stripped of their medals.