Re: Rafachat - vol. 79. Worst Olympics ever - onto USO :rocker2:
Originally Posted by acionescu
with the Chinese, blame the Beijing OG.
As the host country has a team qualified in every discipline they started to conscientiously learn any sport they werent so proficient in. i suspect the results in some sports just show up 4 years later.
As about the focus on the gold medals, i can speculate that's a communist habit. It was the same in Romania before 1989. Even I can say about myself that it took me a lot of time to start to appreciate the other medals too
Well I read some Americans on another forum complaining that NBC's neglect of the silver and bronze medalists was deplorable.
“But even so, amid the tornadoed Atlantic of my being, do I myself still for ever centrally disport in mute calm; and while ponderous planets of unwaning woe revolve round me, deep down and deep inland there I still bathe me in eternal mildness of joy.” - Melville, Moby Dick