The Olympics are over and the water cooler talk continues.
Included in the mix, the heated debate over who should have been the flag bearer at the closing ceremonies.
I understand it usually gets awarded in recognition of excellence, character and Olympic commitment over time.
For that reason I suppose soccer’s Christine Sinclair should have carried our flag.
But in light of the ‘Own the podium’ commitment, and rightly so, shouldn’t we be acknowledging those who actually accomplished their goals and won gold?
Remember there was only one! Not 5 or 10.
Instead of honouring the name Rosie MacLennan gold medalist, we’re dwelling on bad refereeing and those who had the courage to over come it.
Big deal, that’s the game!
Again, nothing against the deserving athlete who carried the flag but when a program only delivers only one gold medal, shouldn’t we honour that?
Perhaps it’s time we question the criteria for such an honour and focus more on the real goal.
I’m Scott Thompson.
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