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    Olympic cash

    This is a discussion on Olympic cash within the Everyday Life forums, part of the Community channel category; Anybody else think it is a bit short sighted not to fund sports who did not do too well at ...

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      Olympic cash

      Anybody else think it is a bit short sighted not to fund sports who did not do too well at the last Olympics? Surely they should get more money to give them a chance to bring talent on? It also seems to depart from the Olympic ideal of taking part being the main object, not winning.

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      Re: Olympic cash

      It isn't easy, but then there is sponsorship available from other sources.

      In this round of the Olympics one of our Gold Medalists in the shooting did just that.

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      Re: Olympic cash

      Quote Originally Posted by Isitme View Post
      It also seems to depart from the Olympic ideal of taking part being the main object, not winning.
      I think it stopped being that a long time ago. About the time we stopped winning anything iirc. Our governments got tired of the humiliation.

      When Britain used to the rule the world and conquered everyone we could afford to be magnanimous, now that we get our arses kicked on a regular basis it's about rubbing other peoples faces in it, then we can be magnanimous and pretend not to laud it over others!
      Last edited by Chug a Bug; 20-12-12 at 01:42 PM.

     

     

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