Tsk tsk tsk. This is such a bad attitude to have.
There have been a fair amount of jokes going around, on the radio, in the halls, on the interweb about SA not having any medals. I think that’s absolute bollocks.
In my opinion the Olympics is the one event that one can truly say that it is an accomplishment just to participate.
Not to say that there isn’t a chance of us coming home with some medals. And not to say that those who don’t win medals suck. I just think it’s the same mentality as that of the Rugby World Cup, The World Cup in 2010, The Gautrain and anything else that we try to do.
If we don’t trump everyone all the time then someone thinks we suck. It frustrates me to no end that South Africans can be so fickle. That we can flip-flop so easily and effortlessly. It frustrates me that if we aren’t world champs then we are losers and not worthy of the support of our fellow citizens. I am proud of every athlete of ours over at the Olympics, whether they bring home a medal or not, they are over there, they have dedicated their lives to a sport and to us, South Africans and South Africa and that makes me proud.
- Oscar Pistorius, yay or nay?
- I am not embarrassed to be South African
- It’s 2010, welcome!
- Proud feelings come from ashes
- Bafana lose but SA can still win
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