TKD at the Olympics

Posted in Commentary at 12:25 pm by Jason G.

There’s no place for this in any sport.

Cuba’s Angel Valodia Matos, left, kicks match referee Sweden’s Chakir Chelbat in the face … at the Beijing 2008 Olympics in Beijing… Matos attacked the official, throwing punches and kicks, after being declared the loser in his bronze medal match.

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He, and his coach, have been rightly banned for life from all international competitions.

Much more fun is the “Kicked in the Face” gallery at NBCOlympics.com — pictures of scoring kicks to the head in the Tae Kwon Do Matches.