BuzzFeed News: The Edge

Number 28470
Subject Sports
Source BuzzFeed News
State
Year 2018
Publication Date February 2018 to June 2018
Summary Figure skating, one of the most popular sports at the Winter Olympics, has a problem: Scoring is often slanted in favor of the judges' home countries. In this exclusive analysis, BuzzFeed News showed that one third of the officials selected to judge the 2018 Winter Olympics had, in recent seasons, demonstrated a home-country preference so strikingly consistent that the odds of it occurring by random chance were less than 1 in 100,000.
Category Philip Meyer Contest entry
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Keywords Figure skating, sports, Olympics, Winter Olympics, competitions, Olympic judges
Related Links https://github.com/BuzzFeedNews/figure-skating-scores ; https://github.com/BuzzFeedNews/2018-02-figure-skating-analysis ; https://github.com/BuzzFeedNews/2018-02-olympic-figure-skating-analysis
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