harrymcnallysblueandwhitearmy, on Aug 21 2008, 06:26 AM, said:
All this British success is really getting on our Commonweath cousins' tits. So honez, are you a whingeing Aussie or does the old dual nationality see you celebrating 27 golds so far?
Or do you not give a flying f**k either way?
I don't begrudge anyone their medals. Well done to all I say.
This nationalistic total medal haul thing has always struck me as being stupid anyway.
Who cares if some nation picked up ten golds for tiddlywinks, synchronised swimming and shotgunning clay UFOs? Those don't hold a candle to a gold in the 100m, 200m, 110m hurdles, etc. as far as I'm concerned.
I applaud the athletes (note: this does not necessarily include tiddlywinkers or equivalent), swimmers, etc that have achieved the best they can do, regardless of medal status.
I believe for something to be considered a valid Olympic event it has to be specifically measurable, that is; first past the post, thrown further, jumping higher, etc. Anything subjective (that gets a difficulty rating or artistic merit for example) should be booted.
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