I'M ALL FOR greater safety in sports, but if you are going to have a combat sport, it's kind of silly to tell competitors not to hit, or, in this case, kick too hard.
Apparently, officials at the World Taekwondo Federation don't think so.
For the London Games, officials recently set a rule that any kick to the head will be awarded points even if it doesn't have any real force behind it.
Competitors just have to touch an opponent's head to score.
"Personally, I think it's a little silly," United States double gold medalist and five-time world champion Steve Lopez said. "Taekwondo is a full-contact combat sport and I think a good head kick should still be a good head kick.