Tuesday, August 23, 2016

This article on Olympics is spot on

This article is spot on

Warning that medal obsession is harming grassroots sport: Critics say officials have done little to improve chances for ordinary people since London 2012

  • Despite promises of a ‘legacy’ and a million people being inspired to take up sport after 2012, there was a decrease in participation 
  • Labour politician Lee Waters said sports clubs had been ‘brought to the brink’ by funding cuts while top athletes were ‘prioritised’ 
  • He said: 'An obsession with medals risks the future of grassroots sports'

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