“If I ran for Sudan, I would be betraying my people. I would be dishonoring the two million people who died for our freedom. I want to bring honor to my country. People who just want glory, the spotlight of the Olympics, they don’t care about other people. I’m fighting for independent status because I do care. When I run, I want people to see me and say, ‘He is from South Sudan.’”
- Guor Marial, running under the Independent Olympic Athletes flag in London, 2012
So I just had a moment where I thought to myself, what is the plural form of people who compete? Competers? No. lol, I’m a bit silly, it’s competitors, of course!