Get to know your corrupt Olympic figure skating judges: Yuri Balkov

Judging the women's free skate on Thursday evening in Sochi is none other than Ukrainian Yuri Balkov.

Balkov, as you may remember, is the same judge who was recorded on tape - by Canadian whistle blower Jean Senft - listing the results of the pairs free dance at the Winter Olympics in Nagano before the event even took place.

His punishment for rigging an Olympic event, as handed down by the International Skating Union: A one year suspension.

Shocking. Especially for the absolute meritocracy that is figure skating.

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