Sunday, 17 August 2008

Olympic Medals for New Zealand

New Zealand is a very small country, with a population of around 4 million.

We love sport, with our first love being rugby union. We never have a large team to go to the Olympics, but we do dream of medals for our amazing athletes.

Finally today it's happened ...
2 Gold - New Zealander's Caroline and Georgina Evers-Swindells have taken the gold in dramatic fashion in the women's double sculls event.
New Zealander Valerie Vili won the Olympic shot put gold at the Bird's Nest stadium in Beijing
1 Silver - New Zealand cyclist Hayden Roulston won silver medal in the 4,000 m individual pursuit.
2 Bronze - New Zealander Mahe Drysdale claimed New Zealand's first medal of the Olympic games, in the men's single sculls event.
New Zealand Nathan Twaddle and George Bridgewater came third in the Men's pairs rowing event.

2 comments:

Russell Phillips, Huia said...

The reporter who interviewed those guys was a real blond. I suppose she lives in Grey Lynn but secretly wants to live in Ponsonby and drives a little cute four wheel drive.

Being Buddhist I acknowledge the guys not smashing her between the eyes with anything they had at her stupid comments such as "is being only the third best in the world sad for you?????

why does New Zealand stand for shit like that sucking up our taxpayer monies for inane and stupid commentary in the face of brilliance she will never achieve.

In my opinion she should have her current employment reviewed and be directed toward something more fitted to her.

Lynn Tucker, Wellington said...

Russell I totally agree.

It was the saddest part of the Olympics for me. The need to put others down speaks of emotional insecurity.

As I am a writer myself I have long thought New Zealand needs a charter of conduct in their journalism. This poor example is one but many examples unfortunately. I believe Public monies should only fund responsible journalism. This is not entertainment. I can only imagine the anger these rowers must have had toward this woman insulting them after many years of their hardest training.

and yes this woman could never achieve anythinbg like these men have.

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