Cuban Athlete Is Barred for Kicking Referee in the Face

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The stadium announcer read a statement from the W.T.F., saying, “This is a strong violation of the spirit of tae kwon do and the Olympic Games. The sanctions are the following and are effective immediately: Lifetime ban of the coach and athlete in all championships sanctioned by the World Taekwondo Federation and at the same time, all records of this athlete at the Beijing Games will immediately be erased.”

Sure it’s a violation of the Olympic spirit, but the tae kwon do spirit? I thought the tae kwon do spirit was all about kicking dudes in the face when they mess with you.