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Subjective Olympic Judging

A slip on the balance beam -- minor wobble or major fault? The difference can mean gold for one athlete, bronze for another. And the decision isn't made by stopwatches -- it's made by judges and the controversies are hardly exclusive to Athens. Join NPR's Neal Conan for a look at subjective scoring in sports.

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Neal Conan
Award winning journalist Neal Conan was the final host of Talk of the Nation, which broadcast its final show on June 27, 2013.