kamikaze7 wrote:There are various news reports that she has defected from Ethiopia and the swedish govt has fast tracked her citizenship so she can run at the London games.
I'm all for 'plastic' athletes, anti-restraint of trade and all, but
dis ain't right!
She is more than welcome to 'defect', but IMMEDIATELY represent another nation . . . at the Olympics?! Nah, I'd draw the line there.
Took the words right out of my mouth!!
Didn't Wilson Kipketer and Stephen Cherono (now Saif Shaheen) have to wait at least 1 year before competing for Denmark and Qatar, respectively??
If she can do this, then why can't the US, for example, break the "rule" of no attempts to meet A standard after a certain date??
Let Natosha Rogers get into a 10K now, and try to run 31:45, then put her on the team (eliminating Janet Cherebon-Bawcom!!)!!