Sockgate

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The contested judgment of taekwondo of 2010 Asian Games, also called "Sockgate", is a dispute at the 2010 Asian Games on November 17.wikipedia
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Yang Shu-chun

Taiwanese taekwondo athlete Yang Shu-chun was disqualified with twelve seconds remaining in the first round due to "unauthorized" (disputed) sensors on her socks.
At the 2010 Asian Games in Guangzhou, China on November 17, she was controversially disqualified near the end of the first round when she was leading 9-0 against her Vietnamese opponent Vu Thi Hau.

2010 Asian Games

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The contested judgment of taekwondo of 2010 Asian Games, also called "Sockgate", is a dispute at the 2010 Asian Games on November 17.
She was accused of having installed illegal sensors on the heel of her socks.

Taiwanese people

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Taiwanese taekwondo athlete Yang Shu-chun was disqualified with twelve seconds remaining in the first round due to "unauthorized" (disputed) sensors on her socks.

Taekwondo

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Taiwanese taekwondo athlete Yang Shu-chun was disqualified with twelve seconds remaining in the first round due to "unauthorized" (disputed) sensors on her socks.

Athlete

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Taiwanese taekwondo athlete Yang Shu-chun was disqualified with twelve seconds remaining in the first round due to "unauthorized" (disputed) sensors on her socks.

Sock

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Taiwanese taekwondo athlete Yang Shu-chun was disqualified with twelve seconds remaining in the first round due to "unauthorized" (disputed) sensors on her socks.

Vietnam

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Yang was facing Vietnamese opponent Vu Thi Hau in the first round of the flyweight division (under 49 kilogram) of the Asian Games taekwondo competition in Guangzhou, Guangdong, China on November 17, 2010, when she was accused of using the "unauthorized" sensors.

Flyweight

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Yang was facing Vietnamese opponent Vu Thi Hau in the first round of the flyweight division (under 49 kilogram) of the Asian Games taekwondo competition in Guangzhou, Guangdong, China on November 17, 2010, when she was accused of using the "unauthorized" sensors.

Guangzhou

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Yang was facing Vietnamese opponent Vu Thi Hau in the first round of the flyweight division (under 49 kilogram) of the Asian Games taekwondo competition in Guangzhou, Guangdong, China on November 17, 2010, when she was accused of using the "unauthorized" sensors.

Guangdong

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Yang was facing Vietnamese opponent Vu Thi Hau in the first round of the flyweight division (under 49 kilogram) of the Asian Games taekwondo competition in Guangzhou, Guangdong, China on November 17, 2010, when she was accused of using the "unauthorized" sensors.

Asian Taekwondo Union

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However, with twelve seconds remaining in the first round of the bout, when Yang was leading at an advantage of 9–0, Asian Taekwondo Union vice-president Zhao Lei of China instructed Filipino referee Fernandez S. Estanislaoto to call Yang over to the side and inspected her heels. The Sports Affairs Council demanded an explanation from the Asian Taekwondo Union regarding the disqualification.

China

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Yang was facing Vietnamese opponent Vu Thi Hau in the first round of the flyweight division (under 49 kilogram) of the Asian Games taekwondo competition in Guangzhou, Guangdong, China on November 17, 2010, when she was accused of using the "unauthorized" sensors. However, with twelve seconds remaining in the first round of the bout, when Yang was leading at an advantage of 9–0, Asian Taekwondo Union vice-president Zhao Lei of China instructed Filipino referee Fernandez S. Estanislaoto to call Yang over to the side and inspected her heels.

Chinese Taipei

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Chinese Taipei representatives at the taekwondo venue immediately pointed out that the equipment was certified and that both fighters passed a pre-match inspection.

World Taekwondo

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The World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) authorities then gave the ultimatum for them to leave, or they would suspend every Chinese Taipei taekwondo member in the Game.

Velcro

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It is specified that only the newer type is allowed to be used in the 2010 Asian Games, because the older type of sensors are fixed by velcro, which allows athletes to easily add new sensors themselves.

2012 Summer Olympics

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According to the WTF official instruction for taekwondo athletes, the former type is still legal in any international games until London Olympics in 2012.

Kuomintang

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The Kuomintang legislator Huang Chih-hsiung, himself an Olympic taekwondo silver medalist at the 2004 Athens Olympic Games, stated "the decision was inconceivable and ridiculous."

Legislative Yuan

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The Kuomintang legislator Huang Chih-hsiung, himself an Olympic taekwondo silver medalist at the 2004 Athens Olympic Games, stated "the decision was inconceivable and ridiculous."

Huang Chih-hsiung

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The Kuomintang legislator Huang Chih-hsiung, himself an Olympic taekwondo silver medalist at the 2004 Athens Olympic Games, stated "the decision was inconceivable and ridiculous."

Taekwondo at the 2004 Summer Olympics

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The Kuomintang legislator Huang Chih-hsiung, himself an Olympic taekwondo silver medalist at the 2004 Athens Olympic Games, stated "the decision was inconceivable and ridiculous."

2004 Summer Olympics

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The Kuomintang legislator Huang Chih-hsiung, himself an Olympic taekwondo silver medalist at the 2004 Athens Olympic Games, stated "the decision was inconceivable and ridiculous."

Premier of the Republic of China

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Premier Wu Den-yih is cited as saying, "From the current information we have, our athlete Yang Shu-chun was wronged. If it is proven that the ruling was unfair, the Asian Games Organizing Committee has to shoulder the biggest responsibility."

Wu Den-yih

Wu Den-yih (吳敦義)Wu Dunyi
Premier Wu Den-yih is cited as saying, "From the current information we have, our athlete Yang Shu-chun was wronged. If it is proven that the ruling was unfair, the Asian Games Organizing Committee has to shoulder the biggest responsibility."

Sports Administration

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The Sports Affairs Council demanded an explanation from the Asian Taekwondo Union regarding the disqualification.