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Rau deal: Who's to blame for Warren's Olympic defeat?

Trailing on points, American medal favorite Rau'Shee Warren decided to turn and run instead of stand and fight -- and it cost him a chance at a gold medal.

Originally Published: August 11, 2008
By Eric Raskin | ESPN.com

Over the 16 days that make up the Beijing Olympics, there are so many different sports airing on so many different channels that it's easy for them to blur together.

So it's fitting that the scoring system has turned Olympic boxing into a numbing amalgam of fencing, wrestling and track.

It's like fencing in that the goal is purely to touch your opponent, with no extra credit given to doing so with power.

The wrestling and track elements come into play whenever one fighter ...

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