Thursday, August 21, 2008

Home Grown Silver (Ho Hum Team GB)

This pic was taken last summer at our local sailing club when we held the Asia Pacific Tornado Titles won by this Oz boat which, as world champions, went on to win silver at Beijing the other day. Tell me, why is it that you Poms have to combine with those mortal enemies the Scots and Welsh (with the Northern Irish thrown in for luck) for the Olympics as Great Britain? Is that the only way you can gather more medals than Oz? What other sports do you call yourselves GB? Sour grapes you may say - sure is but thought I'd stir you up and cause you to pause momentarily from your chest beating!!
Pip Pip !!


Lindsay said...

Actually what astounds me most is that South Africa have only, to date, won one silver medal. I thought they were a fairly sporting nation? P and I smile when we read the snippets from the Oz press - bad losers that they are - can't say for the rest of the nation? Actually as far as Team GB are concerned . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . silence is golden!

Lindsay said...

Oz has fallen further behind in the medal tables - gloat gloat!!! I think we will be licking our wounds though after the summer test!

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

Let us have our (fleeting) moment of glory, Boyfromoz - we seem to be in the doldrums lately. A