I TOOK pleasure in the depleted Russians’ poor performance in the Olympic Games.
Like the former Soviet Union and the East Germans before them, they have violated sport. The fact that they see the challenge to their state-sponsored cheating as a western political conspiracy shows that they just don’t get it.
My initial cynicism before the games was soon replaced by patriotism with the deluge of medals coming the way of Team GB. However, the highlight for me was the wonderful men’s singles tennis final between Andy Murray and the immensely likeable Argentinian Juan Martin del Potro.
These two fine sportsmen demonstrated what a heart-warming phenomenon sport can be. I’ll bet there wasn’t a Brit or Argentinian in the stadium who was thinking of the Falkland Islands as the exhausted and tearful players embraced at great length at the finish.
From: Adam Murray, Harrogate.
GIVEN how the BBC is congratulating itself for showing so much sport during the Olympics, will it be another four years before medal events like badminton, hockey and canoeing feature again on terrestrial TV?