February 23, 2014
Written by Choong-won Woo, Translated by GoldenYuna
Ottavio Cinquanta made thoughtless remarks in a recent interview with Chicago Tribune.
On February 23, Chicago Tribune published President Cinquanta's opinions on the Sochi judging controversy. During the interview, President cinquanta said "“Would you rather have an idiot acting as a judge than a good one who is a relative of the manager of a federation?”, and “It is far more important to have a good judge than a possible conflict of interest.
Online communities reacted with "What is President Cinquanta's explanation saying? Is he admitting to biased judging?", "His ludicrous statements are bringing more criticism upon Sochi results", "the ISU is rotten to the core."