Tuesday, 5 August 2008

Olympic ideal sold down the river

So, the politicos who have muscled their way into the current Olympic organisers are demanding a return on their (actually it is our) investment by way of a medal tally.

What happened to the Olympic standard as laid down by the man who re-created the modern games - what is important is to take part and not the winning. I suspect that the rewards for winning that brought about the wide use of performance- enhancing drugs kicked that ideal into touch.

Strange thing about medals. The government has turned down a number of proposals that troops wounded in our Middle East adventures should have some medal. Dual values anyone?

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Medals, medals - give me medals

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