The Dog’s Bollocks

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The true spirit of the Olympics

AOCAOC President John Coates says our Olympic Athletes “have an obligation to not only attend world championships and Olympics, but they have an obligation to win.” The Olympics are for winning, not just taking part.

“I think our sports are in need of a significant boost of funds,” he said.

“We haven’t had a big boost since the lead-up to the Sydney Olympics.

“This is a good opportunity for Australia and our politicians to realise the significance of international sport and how important it is to other countries and, again, how important it is to the psyche of the average Australian. I think our community likes to see Australia do well at an Olympics.”

And here we were thinking that the athletes and their families who struggle and sacrifice for years on end were just doing it for the sight-seeing.

At least Coates is refreshingly honest. Just don’t mention it to the legions of school children who will be watching and studying the Olympics over the coming weeks and learning about the Olympic ideals.

  • upholding ethics in sports
  • encouraging participation in sports
  • encouraging and supporting the development of sport
  • the Olympic Games are competitions between athletes in individual or team events and not between countries

“Olympism is a philosophy of life, exalting and combining in a balanced whole the qualities of body, will and mind. Blending sport with culture and education, Olympism seeks to create a way of life based on the joy found in effort, the educational value of good example and respect for universal fundamental ethical principles.”

Olympic Charter, Fundamental Principles, paragraph 1

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One Response

  1. xelentthoughts says:

    bollocks indeed

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