Since Adelina Sotnikova's controversial gold medal figure skating win in the Sochi Olympics, the International Skating Union has said it was "confident in the high quality and integrity of the ISU judging system." The group's actions, like removing its contact information page on its website and deleting posts on its Facebook page, say it doesn't want to hear otherwise.
Sotnikova's victory over South Korea's Kim Yuna and Italy's Carolina Kostner left many in the skating world scratching their heads. There are fishy details like the overabundance of generous scores for Sotnikova and her Russian compatriot, Julia Lipnitskaya, and stinginess when it came to the other top four women, or the fact that one judge severely underscored Kim on her artistry and possibly the same judge consistently over-scored (compared to the other judges) Sotnikova's program. And that one of the judges is married to the head of the Russian skating federation, and another, a Ukrainian with reported ties to Moscow, was busted for trying to fix a figure skating competition in the 1998 Nagano Olympics.
That said, there are a lot of questions people have about the result, conflicts of interest, and the judging system. There's a 2 million-strong online petition floating around asking the International Skating Union to investigate and thoroughly explain the results. And there are countless tweets, tumblrs, Facebook pages, Reddit threads, figure skating forum threads, and whatnot with people wanting answers from the ISU.