One of my favourite sports to watch has always been swimming, and I won't lie, when I saw our girls relay win our first gold medal there were tears.
Now we Aussies are pretty good swimmers as a general rule, but this Olympics we have not been as successful as we have in the past. And you know, that's ok, we are winning medals. But what astounds me is the attitude that silver is not good enough. Um hello? It's the Olympics you got a medal, be proud, smile a little. It doesn't help that our reporters start with the question "what went wrong?" how about nothing? How about winning a silver medal is a wonderful achievement.
It bothers me that we are sending a message to our kids that doing your best is only good enough if you win. What kind of message is that? What ever happened to just plain do your best?
I'm looking forward to track and field where we will be back to excitement for any medal, regardless of the metal.
Aussie Aussie Aussie, oi oi oi