Why not a toss up?

Failure is a glorious British tradition. We have long been heroic losers, who famously defied the odds in 1966 when, thanks to a sight challenged Russian linesman, we scored the goal that earned us a season ticket to sit on the top table.

Success in sport, of course, has a direct relationship to the amount of money that’s flung at it, and it’s no surprise that Team GB is on the verge of meeting its target of medals in the London 2012 Olympics, just as China did 4 years ago, and Australia did in 2000. 

The Australian government have since cut back massively on their spend to raise Olympians, as, hopefully will the UK government do after the current Olympics bean feast comes to an end. 

The Chinese government have of course a different philosophy, and plans in the longer term. In the long term, of course, as Keynes reminded us, we are all dead.

It’s time to raise an eminently reasonable proposition again.
Why not judge sporting success by the toss of a coin? 

Published by Rob

Now 70, I'm getting back into website development and brand protection, as well as showcasing the delightful artistic talents of my beautiful wife Lynne. My projection will encompass a lifetime of database marketing, as well as the Christian democratic socialist ideals of my wife and I.

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