Randy Treadway wrote: Best for him to aim for the WC's next year under the flag of somebody like Qatar or Denmark or Sweden or something.
what a stupid idea. did you read the article? the man wants to represent his country. unf. they won't have an olympic committee until the next games. that's that. why should he represent another country?
Doubt it's really relevant in this case, but there was a Moldovan canoeist (who had competed for the USSR in 1998 with a partner from Belarus) who didn't make the Unified team in 1992 so he got Romanian citizenship that year, competed for Romania in Barcelona and then went back to Moldova and competed for them in Atlanta '96! (Previously mentioned by me in a thread about Turkey's imports.)
He could do it, though I guess all teams (including independents?) have been finalised.