(Original post by Rk2k14)
Trying to insinuate something mate?
Got nothing against the UK, just don't see how you can jump for joy at finishing in 3rd place. So far at the Olympics i haven't seen another country act like they've won the thing when they've come 3rd.
My point was, that its not an issue exclusive to the UK, but if you live in the UK, and see the olympics through the UK media, then ofcourse your only going to see british people jumping for joy over 3rd/2nd.
Go to another country, and most are exactly the same - you used china as an example, but I live here, and am surrounded by chinese family and friends, and they go just as olympic crazy as england does.. I mean they have been celebrating a bloody swimmers facial experissions for days, let alone what medal a person gets.. Similarly my japanese relitives, are going nuts over judo right now, even though most of their medals have been bronze.
Its not an issue with the UK, its just something that most countries from my experiance go through due to the nature of having 3 medals. If there was only a single gold medal, then sure - I bet 3rd would get no attention (as 4th/5th do now), but when you give out 3 medals, you make 3 winners.. sure there is a scale of winner, from best to worst, but you still have 3 people who return home with a prize.. and as such most countries celebrate all 3.
Not to mention many things are circumstantial, and achievements are relative. For many its a huge celebration for the refugee swimmers just to qualify, let a lone get a medal.. for others just making the final gets a huge celebration.. and for an athelete ranked 10th-20th, picking up a 3rd place finish is a huge upset, and the achievement of their life..
Really feels like your just trying to make a dig at the UK over a non-issue.