How is it? I'm curious now.
In Olympic Boxing there are three 3-minute rounds and they count how many scoring punches each boxer gets. There are 5 judges and 3 of them have to push the same button (red or blue) within 1 second of each other for it to be a point.
Now let's say after 3 rounds the score is 20-20.
You would think the tiebreaker would be
A) who won 2 out of the 3 rounds
B) who won the last round
The countback is the total number of buttons pushed by all 5 judges. So buttons that were not pushed within the 1 second that originally didn't count, all of a sudden count and determine the winner! And they don't ever announce what the countback really was (so they can cheat) It's so stupid!