Marathoner deserves to run under South Sudan’s flag
The International Olympic Committee made the right call in allowing Guor Marial, a marathon runner from South Sudan, to compete in the London Olympics. His status was in doubt because South Sudan, which gained independence only last year , is not sending an official delegation to London. Last week, the IOC said Marial could compete under the Olympic flag. What would be even better, though, would be to let Marial compete as a South Sudanese athlete, which would be a source of pride for a struggling new country.