I want to take just a few moments to point out a few problems with the athletics programs involving the Irish. And also acknowledge a few Athletes that excelled in this years games, since their sport was not given a great deal of air time.
Since the acknowledgment of these great athletes is more important than my rantings I will do it first. Ireland had three Olympic Athletes that medaled; all three in boxing. Imagine that an Irishman that can fight.
|silver||K. Egan||Light Heavyweight (75-81kg) (Men)|
|bronze||P. Barnes||Light Flyweight (48kg) (Men)|
|bronze||D. Sutherland||Middleweight (69-75kg) (Men)|
Way to kick some butt!
1. The Irish Olympic Committee has been very active in trying to identify athletic talent, cultivate and train this talent and provide them the financial means they need to focus on training. They have been very active in doing so since 2006! What t. h. Since 2006, where have they been for the last 15 summer Olympics?
2. Should Ireland not be given credit for the medals it won for England, prior to the 1954 games? I would say the same for the former countries of the Soviet Union.