Originally Posted by 425kid
The competitors are there to win medals. I don't understand how people blame them for doing their best to win. Especially on a poker forum that is built on maximizing EV.
Assuming there being a rule about playing to win/playing in the spirit of the game, they massively ****ed up their EV calcs by doing what they did, especially when they were warned in the middle of the game that they could get DQ'd.
Anyway, surely there are are situations where the spirit of the sport is more important than winning a medal? These people are only on the stage that they are on because of the people that support them and want to watch them compete. To disrepect those people deserves the DQ imo.
This is the Olympic Oath that is taken on behalf of all the competitors:
In the name of all the competitors I promise that we shall take part in these Olympic Games, respecting and abiding by the rules which govern them, committing ourselves to a sport without doping and without drugs, in the true spirit of sportsmanship, for the glory of sport and the honor of our teams.
Oath broken --> go home.