Tuesday, August 24, 2004
Olympics Update 8
The US and China are still doing amazingly well. They both have 23 gold medals. The Us has a total of 66 and China has a total of 50. The boyfriend and I were talking about this. He thinks that it is the British attitude to holding back that prevents us from getting any more medals. He might be right about that but he also doesn't see the point of getting a silver or a bronze. I pointed out that the Olympics were originally never about which country can get the most medals. It was about beating your personal best. About improving yourself. I think like many people he still thinks that it is just about winning the gold. Don't get me wrong I'm as proud as everyone else when Britain takes a gold but winning a silver or a bronze is also an achievement.