Figure Skating Gets Mixed Marks (The New York Times)


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Zitzewitz tells the Times that under the current system, judges still give skaters from their own county higher marks and that judging bias is 20 percent higher than it was under the old system.

Read the full story, published 2/5/13 by The New York Times.

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