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RIO DE JANEIRO -- No one will ever forget what happened to Roy Jones Jr. at the 1988 Olympics in Seoul when three men sitting in judgment shamed the boxing business with their ludicrous vote in favor of Park Si-hun.What people might forget is just how good the fight was, how good Park was, and also how magnanimously Jones accepted the outrageous decision on the day in the ring. He buried his head in a towel to hide the tears and quit the amateur game forever with a silver medal for his brilliance.The three judges who voted for Park were suspended by AIBA, the governing body that controls Olympic boxing, but reinstated quietly after six months. Nine years later, in 1997, an AIBA investigation declared that there was no evidence of corruption in the boxing events in Seoul.It is too easy and lazy to call every tight fight at the Olympics a disgrace and to make ridiculous comments about corruption, criminality and sabotaged officials. The truth is that there have been very few genuine outrageous decisions in the Olympic ring since that awful fight, but in Rio, two verdicts have been shocking.On Monday night, in the heavyweight final, Vassiliy Levit from Kazakstan was a clear, clear winner over Russias No. 1 seed and reigning world champion Evgeny Tishchenko. In the third round the three judges at ringside, one from each of Ireland, Colombia and Algeria, could have and should have given the round to a dominant Levit by a score of 10-8. In the end they embarrassed the sport by voting 10-9 for the Russian, securing a gold for the favorite but the loser on the night.The following morning,?Michael Conlan, who, like Tishchenko, is the No.1 seed and world champion, was fighting Russias Vladimir Nikitin for a place in the semifinals and a medal, which Ireland badly needed. Conlan cruised in the first and told me afterward: I was not even breathing heavily when I got back to the corner.However, all three scoring judges voted for Nikitin, which meant Conlan was chasing the lead and had to switch tactics to brawl with a brawler. Conlan won the second clearly on all three scorecards but after winning the third, in the opinion of every observer, lost it once again on all three cards. Conlan was out and he was outraged, ripping off his shirt and giving a filthy personal salute to the men that had just condemned his dream.Conlans emotional postfight interviews were strong, packed with accusations and hate, but they also served as a catalyst for a storm of complaints. There had been no emotional attachment after Levits sickening exit -- which was far more unjust than Conlans loss -- but in the aftermath of Conlans excesses, there was a delayed reaction by AIBA, whose staff on the ground in Rio seemed genuinely surprised that people were upset with the verdicts.On Wednesday morning, hours after the Conlan fight, AIBA suspended some officials, refusing to confirm the amount but issuing a statement that the concerned referees and judges will no longer officiate. There was a shock when the boxing started Wednesday, because two of the six men from the two controversial fights -- each fight has three scoring judges -- were back at ringside and back judging fights. It is assumed that the suspended officials include one from Brazil, Algeria, Ireland and Poland, the quartet that compete the six bad officials from the two awful fights. All six should have been packed home to appease the growing horde of critics.All judges enter a complex web of selection to secure a job at the Olympics. The secrecy continues once they have been picked, and they remain men and women of mystery. The men and women are not meant to know which fight they will be judging, which is in theory a good way to eliminate any favoritism or possibly something more sinister. This week two Russian boxers received fortunate decisions, but the feeling in boxing parlors before the Olympics started was that the Russians no longer had power and that the Kazaks, Uzbeks and Azeris were the teams with influence. Trying telling that to Levit, the Kazak loser on Monday night.The dreadful twist in the Conlan tale is that Nikitin has so many cuts and wounds that he will not be able to fight in the semifinal. 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