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Fat white blokes needed? - How not to win medals.


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The UK decided 40 or so years ago to specialise in sports that other countries aren't so interested in.  That way you can get the medals without having a country full of fit youngsters to train and down-select.

The trouble is, the other countries have caught up and UK sport is having to go ever more niche.

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11 minutes ago, dgul said:

The UK decided 40 or so years ago to specialise in sports that other countries aren't so interested in.  That way you can get the medals without having a country full of fit youngsters to train and down-select.

The trouble is, the other countries have caught up and UK sport is having to go ever more niche.

400m moped mobile phone relay

The jabalin

Shit pot

110 million tax hurdles

The hammered

Pole's fault - @spygirl's specialty

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50 minutes ago, Mental Floss said:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/olympics/55371552

Apparently U.K sport is about winning the "right way" or as the Americans would call it "losing". More diversity is the answer apparently. Like the 100m final. Plenty of diversity on show there......

What a load of old bollocks

 

 

Good. Tbh, I’ve always thought that the olympics is very agest. Need more old people representing us. 

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How about true fairness and giving £0 funding? We will pay for travel/hotel/logistics and 4 weeks wages if you manage to qualify for the games of course, but not paying you to run around a bit all the time to practice.

You can practice in your spare time and fund it by working a proper job if you wish.

Use the saved money to pay for gyms and sport for everyone to keep fit.

Medals only serve for the government to wave around and feel smug.

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None of that money is enough to get excited about.  £200m maybe when we're burning what is now looking like £600bn to offset the economic disaster of Pandemic lockdowns.

Old chequebook Richi would regard £200m as a rounding.

 

I am baffled though by what constitutes "Progression Sport"; I have searched and am still non the wiser.

Progression Sport Amount awarded
Basketball £1,350,000
Climbing £1,562,811
Fencing £1,672,485
Skateboarding £1,672,485
Surfing £1,350,000
Table tennis £1,350,000
Weightlifting £1,350,000
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15 hours ago, Mental Floss said:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/olympics/55371552

Apparently U.K sport is about winning the "right way" or as the Americans would call it "losing". More diversity is the answer apparently. Like the 100m final. Plenty of diversity on show there......

What a load of old bollocks

 

 

I presumed from the thread title that they’re recruiting fat blokes for the women’s wrestling and weight-lifting teams. More diversity - it’s the right way to win!

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I’ve mentioned on here before that while I personally don’t approve of the concept of funding elite sport to try and farm medals, “UK sport” were tasked to do so, and had actually performed their remit surprisingly well. 

Looks like they’re just going to piss money away on political virtue signalling like everyone else from here on out.

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5 hours ago, JohnnyB said:

How about true fairness and giving £0 funding? We will pay for travel/hotel/logistics and 4 weeks wages if you manage to qualify for the games of course, but not paying you to run around a bit all the time to practice.

You can practice in your spare time and fund it by working a proper job if you wish.

Use the saved money to pay for gyms and sport for everyone to keep fit.

Medals only serve for the government to wave around and feel smug.

Nope.

To keep to the amateur theme, just ring up people and ask if they want to represent the UK at whatever event.

By equality, she means select women athletes, rather than being open to non atheletes.

I've never run on marathon. Equally, if not had a shit by a tree on live TV, being watched by a few million.

 

 

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