without actually saying it (link: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/21/sports/olympics/adelina-sotnikovas-upset-victory-is-hard-to-figure.html?hp )
I don’t have the means to actually watch it and judge it for myself (at least not at the moment.) I’d like to hear what the esteemed peoples on this message board think. I’m considering various possibilities. This may very well have been a real example of bias or maybe the real bias is the NY Times (they have been writing many anti-Russian articles lately.) I only watched a snippet of Yuna’s performance and thought she was graceful and good but in years past I’ve always found the Russian skaters to be electrifying and have generally preferred them. I always had this sneaking suspicion that the judges were actually biased in favor of the “US” skater. For example, Michelle Kwon was quite over-rated and she never won the gold medal rightly so.