Former GB rower Cath Bishop – ‘I was left with that sort of perennial silver-medal torment’ – Daily Telegraph

Cath Bishop remembers the journey home from the Sydney Olympics in 2000. She was put at the back of the plane which transported Great Britain’s athletes home, sick to the stomach because she had finished ninth – two places worse than at her previous Games in Atlanta 1996…. Read More >

Greedy Britain’s focus on medals creates a culture of fear when winning is the end that justifies any means – Daily Mail

We all love a winner. Arms aloft, top step of the podium, medal round the neck. Such images plastered over newspapers, medal tables cited everywhere and open-top bus tours reaffirm our belief that winning is a universal force for good in our lives, something to which we should all aspire. What could be simpler? Read …

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