If you already know the story you can hop over the following to questions A, B below.
(The sequence of events of the incident at the 2006 WMA World Masters Indoors Championships at Linz, Austria was:
1. The WMA Austrian organisers put forward the M65 4x200m relay.
2. A member of the GBR relay team arrived too late at the Call Room.
3. The formal substitute (a deputy BMAF Team Manager) took his place.
4. The Call Room officials inspected the formal GBR relay team and escorted it onto the track.
5. The BMAF Team Manager arrived on the track with the original runner who was late and insisted that he run.
6. I pointed out this was against the rules.
7. The BMAF Team Manager said. “The team will do better if John runs. Take a chance on nobody noticing. I will cover for you.”
8. I objected that the GBR team then risked disqualification and I found it impossible to run under such conditions.
9. The GBR relay team members (including the deputy BMAF Team Manager) agreed with me and we ran with the team that had passed the Call Room, i.e. not with the runner who was too late for the Call Room.)
What would you have done?
A. Agreed with the BMAF Team Manager - and competed with the team including the runner who arrived too late for the Call Room?
B. Disagreed with the BMAF Team Manager - and competed with the formal team that had passed the Call Room?