Have you seen this tweet from Shani Davis? When I was a kid, I thought it meant something to be an Olypmic athlete. That you were held to higher standards, to be a better person to promote the game and your nation.
But I know too many athletes now. Being an Olympian doesn't mean that you are held to higher standards. It means that you have no standards.
This decision was made by coin toss, which was predetermined as the tiebreaker before voting even began. I don't personally care how many medals you have won... if you're going to carry your nation's flag, you should show some dignity and respect for your fellow athletes, and respect the decisions made by your superiors. You aren't owed the right to carry the flag. It is an honor to carry it, and you should treat that honor as such.
That’s not great, to say the least. Then again, I don’t really care for sports much anyway. My father has always been really into College Football and the like, whereas I’ve always seen it as “A dude tosses a ball to another dude while some other dudes bitch slap a guy.”
Olympics are the only real exception, at which point I become obsessed with it, and even that owes a little to my sense of national pride.
they all wanna be u mmmmmmmmyeah - chunky_lover_68