Posted: 24/08/2016 at 14:35
Philippa, do we say the same thing about our footballers? Many do not perform well yet receive obscene salaries. Most of us prob regard that situation as intolerable and insulting to the many who have very little
I agree with you about others doing "excellent jobs" without acclaim. Also about the amount of money for other things. Perhaps we need to re assess our priorities.....this from someone who enjoys his sport and delights in the prestige we get from our top athletes.
The Olympics caught our imagination and Team GB did the country proud. Clearly the athletes were...are...fabulously well paid. It is naive....not you Philippa...for anyone to think these medals were not paid for. They were at huge cost.
It is disappointing that the paralympics are not regarded by the powers that be as highly as the Olympics. Many stadia have been closed to the disabled athletes in Rio.
it is not a fair world