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Fool's Gold
So Cathy Freeman won the Gold in the Women's 400m...

Big fat hairy deal...

Sorry, but I'm going to take what I know will be an unpopular standpoint on this issue and say "Enough with Cathy bloody Freeman, already...". Sure, she won a Gold Medal. Hoo-bloody-ray. But why has there been so much rejoycing over something that was bound to happen anyway? Everyone knew that Cathy was going to win, especially after her nemesis, Marie-Jose Perec, mysteriously dropped out of the Games. Fine. Go ahead and have a bit of a celebration. But just dont go overboard. There was never a celebration on this big a scale for any of the other equally-worthy Gold Medalists. What about Nathalie Cook and Kerri Pottharst's winning Gold in the Beach Volleyball? Or our women's Water Polo team? Grant Hackett? There wasn't even close to this amount of joy when Thorpy, Klim and Co. won Gold in the Men's 4x100m relay.

I'm not saying don't celebrate Cathy's win. Just celebrate our Medalists equally, Gold or otherwise. Dont just be impressed by a name you know. Be impressed by the achievements that these people have reached.
Posted by a very angsty MadDog on Tuesday September 26, 2000 at 11:07 PM - (0 comments)


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