Beside the "politics" of it, i think it is best to be in sports and accomplish maximum until a young person is 18, and then go and live a normal life, a university, a career.... like normal people. Ending up with no education and no profession in the mid 20's is sad to see. Like my grand-father said "all muscles and no brain"..I do agree that If I were RUS fed I'd do the same. If age were really an issue a formal proposal would have been submitted on the usual deadline. Making it an "urgent" proposal seemed a desperate attempt and
RUSISR played within the rules.