I think that favouritism was shown in gymnastics too. Natasia Liukin of the USA tied for first place with a Chinese gymnast named HeKexin and the judges gave the Chinese the gold and never gave a real explanation as to why. It's unfortunate, but luckily the US "Redeem Team" blew out the Chinese basketball team in their first game. So that taught 'em...you can't get special treatment when LeBron James is slam dunking on you! LOL
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