Cuban Taekwondo athlete kicks referee - Beijing 2008

Taekwondo athlete Angel Matos of Cuba faces a lifetime ban after kicking the referee in the face following his disqualification in a bronze-medal match Saturday at the Beijing Games.

Matos's coach Leudis Gonzalez also faces a lifetime ban in response to the incident that took place at the end of the men's over-80 kg bout.

"We didn't expect anything like what you have witnessed to occur," said World Taekwondo Federation secretary general Yang Jin-suk. "I am at a loss for words." (more...)


Added: 23 Aug 2008

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