According to the ESPN , Ottavio Cinquanta, the president of the ISU had an interview in Japan. In his interview, Cinquanta defended Sochi judging and denied the allegation of fraud.
Cinquanta also said that mistakes can occur in judging.
Granted, his position renders him defensive when his reputation is on the line. But for that same reason, he should have done differently. If Cinquanta was innocent and Sochi judging was as clean and bright as a day, what stopped him to order an open investigation?
Reveal the names of judges and their respective score sheets with explanations attached. And answer to all allegations raised so far point by point.
Cinquanta said he hadn’t received any complaint. But does it matter? Is this a matter concerning the KOC alone? Is this an issue of legal procedures so that he is weighing on technicality?
Or to put it bluntly, does Cinquanta, the mastermind of Sochi Scandal, really think that he can get away if he pretends to be innocent to this scandal?
Must he not investigate the incident regardless of the KOC’s formal protest, given the circumstances? Any sane and responsible head of an institution should have done that.
But Cinquanta wouldn’t. Why? Is it because, as he claims, his members of the ISU are too morally superior to corrupt? Right, their track record says it better, I suppose.
What Cinquanta said was that he wouldn’t bend to the complaint, even if there are numerous evidences that certify its validity. Why are we surprised?
No pile of evidences shall be enough for criminals. They are all innocent in their own moral sphere.
What seems most disturbing in that interview is how delusional Cinquanta is, fashioning himself sitting in a judgment seat; because he is not.
Mr. Cinquanta, here is the thing.
You are not asked to investigate the incident. You are asked to come out clean and resign.
Before asking evidence of Sochi fraud, Cinquanta, who had once defended a judge whose qualification appeared irredeemable as a judge, must present evidences for how the judge can be a good judge.
There is no law in America saying that if the president lies, he shall be impeached, but Richard Nixon was impeached, technically speaking. There is no law saying that if the president of the united States of America has a sex with an intern, he shall be in a danger of impeachment, but that’s how we remember Bill Clinton.
Moral sensitivity is the very foundation of leadership, but I see in Cinquanta is a phantom of Osama Bin Laden.
According to Cinquanta, September 11 terrorists, by mistake, hijacked the airplanes and, by mistake, hit the twin towers and again, by mistake, killed over three thousand lives that day.
And he asks where the evidence is.