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Aaron Cook's lawyers are to send a "letter before action" to the British Olympic Association outlining his legal case why he should be in the British Olympic taekwondo team. Londoner Lutalo Muhammad was controversially picked in the under-80 kg category instead of Cook who is the world no. 1.
Cook could take his case to the High Court or the Court of Arbitration for Sport if the BOA or the World Taekwondo Federation do not take action. He also today offered to fight Muhammad in a one-off bout to decide who should go to the Olympics.
Taekwondo's world no. 1 Aaron Cook will hold a press conference today where he is expected to reveal his next steps to get into the British Olympic team. Cook was controversially not picked in the under-80 kg class - Londoner Lutalo Muhammad was chosen instead and Cook could now take legal action.
Muhammad is ranked only 59th in the under-80 kg class, but he is a European champion in a higher weight category. However, Cook believes he has been left out because he left GB Taekwondo's training programme and trains independently.
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An Olympic athlete from Walthamstow has found himself at the centre of a controversy over his selection for Team GB.