Duitsland had goud, medailles gegeven etc, gisteren live op ZDF...Frankrijk heeft protest ingediend daarna en gelijk gekregen van de lokale jury: dus Frankrijk kreeg goud.
Duitsland heeft gereclameerd bij een algemene jury en gelijk gekregen, dus goud nu bij Duitsland. De rest vecht het aan via d rechtbank naar ik heb begrepen.
"MARKOPOULO, Greece (AP) -- Equestrian is supposed to be all about elegance, poise and politesse.
Not on Wednesday, when the Olympic three-day team event degenerated into an unprecedented free-for-all before Germany ended up with the gold -- twice.
A flurry of back-and-forth medal rulings must have made spectators feel like they were watching table tennis.
First, the judges gave Germany the gold and France the silver, while Britain took bronze.
Then they stepped in to investigate whether the clock was running when Bettina Hoy of Germany, riding Ringwood Cockatoo, crossed the start line.
The judges ended up awarding France the gold and docking Germany 12 points, dropping it from first place to fourth with 147.8 points in a decision that lifted the United States to third.
Germany responded by asking for a review by an appeals committee, which reversed the judges -- and the Germans reclaimed their gold.
"The ground jury itself realized there had been irregularities and decided to investigate what had happened,'' said Hugh Thomas of Britain, an appeals committee member.
All three nations that were bumped down planned to appeal the decision to the Court of Arbitration for Sport, French team coach Olivier Lepage said.
"I've got the authorization of the French Federation and Olympic Committee,'' Lepage said. "We are going to do it with the American and British Federations. If we are three, it's going to have more weight.''
In its second review, the appeals committee restored the original medal order, noting that the clock running during the event on the show jumping course had malfunctioned while Hoy was competing.
"The committee concluded that the countdown had been restarted resulting in a clear injustice to the rider concerned,'' the committee said in a statement.
Had de klok nu doorgelopen dan was het een andere zaak geweest....