London 2012 Olympics: Aaron Cook featured in Olympic Park adverts

By  | The Telegraph | 4:21PM BST 29 Jul 2012

“The British fighter, who took his case for non-selection to court without success, was unavailable for comment on Sunday, but the blunder is further embarrassment after the British Olympic Association showed a huge picture of Cook during a presentation explaining the media guide to British journalists picking up their accreditation for the Games.… Read the rest

Hall Discusses Olympic Selection

16th June 2012

“Following the decision of the British Olympic Association last week (June 8) to ratify Lutalo Muhammad’s London Team GB nomination, GB Performance Director, Gary Hall, feels the time is right to clarify some of the misinformed comments and criticism levelled at the sport’s governing body.… Read the rest

British taekwondo selection row rumbles on

Reporting by Alan Baldwin, editing by Pritha Sarkar
Published June 21, 2012 | Reuters

“Lawyers for taekwondo world number one Aaron Cook have written to the British Olympic Association in an attempt to have his omission from London 2012 overturned on grounds that the selection process was flawed.… Read the rest

Taekwondo champ’s Olympic dreams over

AFP – Fri, Jun 8, 2012 2:41 PM EDT

“European Taekwondo champion Aaron Cook‘s hopes of going to the London Olympics are over after the British Olympic Association (BOA) ratified GB Taekwondo’s controversial decision to omit him on Friday. … In a statement, the BOA said their Olympic Qualification Standards (OQS) panel — including Team GB chief Andy Hunt and former England rugby coach Clive Woodward — had reached a “unanimous” decision to leave out Cook and take Lutalo Muhammad to represent Great Britain in the Men’s under-80 kg weight category instead.… Read the rest

Olympics-British Taekwondo snubs Cook for third time

LONDON, June 6 | Wed Jun 6, 2012 11:17am EDT

“(Reuters) – British Taekwondo selectors kicked back at the national Olympic association on Wednesday by snubbing world number one Aaron Cook for the third time and again nominating his -80kg rival Lutalo Muhammad for London 2012.… Read the rest

London 2012 – Stamper: Taekwondo the loser in selection row

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“Martin Stamper believes taekwondo is the only loser from the ongoing Olympic selection row that threatens to overshadow London 2012 preparations. …”

“… Lightweight Stamper had his place on the team confirmed this week but the British Olympic Association refused to rubber-stamp Lutalo Muhammad’s controversial selection ahead of world number one and two-time European welterweight champion Aaron Cook.… Read the rest

Hall – GB Taekwondo followed protocol

“Performance director Gary Hall maintains GB Taekwondo followed Olympic selection protocol “to the letter” in making the “extremely difficult decision” to exclude European champion Aaron Cook, which was not ratified by the British Olympic Association. … Cook was expected to secure nomination for the under-80kgs category on a four-strong team, having retained his European title in Manchester at the start of May.… Read the rest

UK taekwondo star Aaron Cook to appeal decision to leave him off Olympic team

By Associated Press, Published: May 28

“LONDON — Taekwondo star Aaron Cook is appealing to the British Olympic Association after the ‘incredible’ decision by his national federation to deny him a spot on the team for the London Games. … Cook was omitted from the team despite being the world’s top-ranked fighter in his division.
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