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.