SEOUL, South Korea (AP) South Korean sports officials said Tuesday they are preparing to file a formal complaint with the International Skating Union over the judging of the women's figure skating competitions at the Sochi Olympics.
South Korean fans were outraged when Yuna Kim was denied a second straight Olympic figure skating gold medal at that the Sochi Games and blamed questionable judging. Kim, the 2010 Olympic champion, settled for silver behind Russian teenager Adelina Sotnikova.
Officials at the Korean Olympic Committee and the Korea Skating Union said their complaint will be filed with the International Skating Union's disciplinary committee calling for an investigation into the judging. Korea Skating Union officials said they are gathering necessary documents and materials.
One of the premier events at the Winter Olympics, figure skating actually got its start at the 1908 Summer Games - 16 years before the IOC opted to hold a winter version of the Games. Some of the Olympics' most dramatic moments have come on the ice, and the Iceberg Skating Palace in Sochi will be the host of something truly original - the first Olympic team events. Much of the attention, though, will be on one of the most highly anticipated evenings of the Olympics, the ladies' free skate on Feb. 20, as Americans Gracie Gold and Ashley Wagner try to steal gold from heavily favored Mao Asada of Japan.