Gold Medal on Shag Carpet
That’s Hindes’ gold medal on a shag carpet, I guess somewhere in the Olympic Village or at Austin Power’s shag house. Also what the most social Olympics ever gives us – after other athletes have been disqualified for their words, Hope Solo ranted about a commentator, and the hate for NBC’s tape delay continues.
Hindes shared this photo after admitted to crashing out of a qualifier on purpose. At 19 and having recently became a UK citizen, expect he’s going to get a talking to from his coach, Hoy, et al. A lesson in Stay Calm, Carry On may apply or at least to show some respect.
You don’t diss the sport, your competitors, and then the medal. Or if you do, not so publicly where reporters can hear you and bloggers pick up your photos.
Play the game, son, but keep how it’s played on the down low. Blame this one on youthful exuberance and give him a pass too. As the IOC found,
the result is not in question.
and the following race was won with
best efforts by the British team.
In other words, the French didn’t protest. That was the right choice and those coaches won’t forget it, either.