Posted: 23/08/2016 at 18:55
Listening to the radio this morning, it was stated that each Gold Medal won by the UK cost 4 million pounds. It was early so I was half asleep and could have been mistaken.
This was followed by an interview with someone "in authority" who was convinced that the money was well spent.
Sorry about the above type......clumsy fingers
According to Govt stats ( if you choose to believe them of course ), the 2012 London Olympics have not made a noticeable difference to the much vaunted belief that "sport" would be taken up by the masses .... we are still a "fat and unhealthy nation" 4 years on.
Some of the venues built for the London Games are unused or underused. It seems unlikely that the 2016 Games will make a huge difference - the amount of money spent on this year's Games could surely have been better used elsewhere ?
I am not running down the acheivements of athletes - but they are doing nothing more than excelling at what they do - much the same as others who excel at what they do - just not quite in the limelight.
Whatever happened to " It's not the winning, it's the taking part " ? The endless crowing of Medals won is ....?
I know this is going to annoy a lot of people - I don't actually mean to but there does come a point when I, along with a few others, will breathe a sigh of relief to be able to actually get some news which doesn't mention Sport !
The horses were good tho.......living close by an Equestrian Centre I've noticed the hooves are getting nattier when they pass by my front door