I don’t think incompetent or bad refereeing is exclusive to the London Olympics or focused on South Korean athletes but Yonhap seems to think so:
Refereeing errors have marred the London Olympic Games which opened last week. Most of the crucial errors have been concentrated on South Korean athletes. Female fencer Shin A-lam lost her bid for an epee gold medal Monday following a loss in controversial semifinals round which was due to human error or malfunctioning timing equipment.
Britta Heidemann of Germany edged Shin 6-5 in extra time with a winning hit with one second remaining. But timing equipment had not been activated toward the end of the semi-final, allowing Heidemann extra time to register points. South Koreans complained that the clock had stopped running with one second left as Shin fended off Heidemann’s attack three times, and that the German’s decisive hit came after the final second was up.
Judges deliberated for almost half an hour before giving Heidemann the win. Shin, 25, staged a sit-down protest long after the match ended and later lost in the bronze medal bout.
The global governing body of fencing on Tuesday rejected South Korea’s appeal following the disputed conclusion to the women’s epee contest the previous day at the London Olympics.
South Korea’s swimming star Park Tae-hwan was initially disqualified in his preliminary heat of the men’s 400-meter freestyle but went on to win a silver medal after the false start disqualification ruling was overturned four hours after it was issued on Saturday.
It is doubtful that the judges, referees and international sports federations have prepared for the Olympics sincerely. [Yonhap]
You can read the rest at the link, but the Yonhap editorial goes on to explain how the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games needs to learn from the “shameful errors” of the London Olympics in order to not repeat them.
Unfortunately Roy Jones Jr. was not available for comment in regards to Korea’s complaints about poor officiating at the Olympic Games.