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.
“There are always moments when one feels empty and estranged.
Such moments are most desirable,
for it means the soul has cast its moorings and is sailing for distant places.
This is detachment --
when the old is over and the new has not yet come.
If you are afraid, the state may be distressing,
but there is really nothing to be afraid of.
Remember the instruction:
Whatever you come across -- go beyond.”