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The subject of Cooke the Taekwondo sportsman being deprived of his rightful place in the Olympics has to be resolved, I can only see one possible way to do this for him and others in a similar position, Saudi women ! That is, the IOC providing an opportunity for sportsmen to compete in an Olympic Kit, a special kit designed by lets say NIKE, who would design acceptable kit for the Saudi women to compete in as well.
We must never forget we are all here to serve the competitor not build self serving empires around them, so I implore the IOC to take the high ground in this matter and do the right thing for the competitor, not the nation (politicians and other beneficieries of the sportsmen & their coaches hard work, money and skills and related successes)
I think Woodwards_R_Arses brings an important issue to our attention, one which deserves proper debate, Young Cooke is being cheated and so are the female athletes in Saudi to name but a few, what is being suggested needs to be put into action for these "inclusive" games other wise the Olympic governing body is selling sport short.
What do you guys think about this?