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Friday, 27 August 2004

No Duplicates

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has rejected South Korea's complaint about scoring, and their request to have a duplicate gold medal awarded in the men's gymnastics competition.

For good measure, the IOC also turned down the request for duplicate gold medals arising from a judging error in the equestrian competition.

The IOC president, Jacques Rogge, said that no duplicates would be issued "for humanitarian reasons alone".

He did indicate that the IOC would look for ways to improve their scoring techniques, which have been subject to considerable criticisms during the 2004 Olympics.

The IOC decision is at variance with the Salt Lake City Games, where duplicates were handed out.

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