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Officials explain appeal process

Updated: July 31, 2012, 9:38 AM ET
Associated Press

LONDON -- Olympic fencing officials said Tuesday they had no choice but to reject an appeal by South Korea following the defeat of Shin A-lam in the semifinals of the Olympic women's individual epee.

The South Koreans claimed that Shin's match against Britta Heidemann was already over when the German was awarded the decisive point in the final second Monday, earning her a 6-5 victory.

Fencing officials said in a statement that determining how much time remains in a match is ...

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