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Eritrean refugee secures his place representing Britain in the Olympic games

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    The Eritrean came second in the London marathon securing his place, representing Britain, in the upcoming Olympics in Brazil. Congratulations to him.

    He arrived in Scotland for a cross country race in 2008 before absconding and not returning home, himself and a few other runners later showed up at a police station and said they feared military conscription upon returning to their native country.

    He has been here a few short years and did most of his training as an athlete in his homeland.

    Now his asylum case aside, is it really in the spirit of the Olympic games to simply staple a British flag to this guys running attire and have him represent us in the upcoming games. If, for example, every country has an African representing them in cross country events is it still an international competition?

    If he was born, raised and trained in an African country, should he not be competing for them. I'm not suggesting we send him home or anything, but this seems really, really silly.

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