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Friday, July 02, 2004

Is there any hope?

Sorry for the lack of postings this week, I am very busy at he moment but will post when I can.
I could not let this go without comment. I read yesterday that upto 50% of state schools are to cut sports days or a least the content of them ie. Track and field events. The nanny states this encourages competitiveness which should be avoided to spare the disappointment of the losers. We are becoming a nation of sporting losers (although we did win a one day test against the West Indies yesterday). We complain that we only have one hope in Henman at Wimbledon, is it any wonder when we have no other up and coming sports men/women to follow him. When our current hopefuls in the Olympics such as Paula Radcliffe retire, who is going to take their place?
Sport should be encouraged at the earliest stage and competetiveness applauded. Without a winning instinct how on earth is any competitor going to succeed in their chosen sport?


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