More Olympics

  laurie53 19:56 19 Aug 08

Being a Celt I'm prone to the odd bit of emotion myself, but if I have to watch many more news programmes featuring tearful athletes I may well top myself!

  Al94 20:28 19 Aug 08

Get a life! These people have excelled at their sport due to personal drive and ambition. They deserve their moment of emotion!

  laurie53 05:57 20 Aug 08

I'm not denying them their moment of emotion, I just don't wish to share it courtesy of the national news broadcasts.

It seems to be a particularly modern thing, I don't recall seeing the likes of Brasher, Bannister or Seb Coe so emotional, or even John Glenn or Hillary.

It also seems to be more of a British thing. Doesn't seem to affect so many athletes of other nations/cultures.

  Quickbeam 08:06 20 Aug 08

and don't give anything away... an attitude best left in the nineteenth century.

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