04 Aug '12, 12am

In Sports : Home grown vs Imported Success

"To come in late in the day with imported talent and claim they are British success stories isn't about being open to migrants. It's just cheating. Nobody watching will be foforefoled. If they get medals, we'll feel a little embarrassed. Whether it's swimming or anything else, let's have a sporting culture strong enough for us to know, when we win, that it's a real, homegrown achievement, not a fiddle. Otherwise, frankly, I'd rather we lost." - Jackie Ashley , The Guardian, Importing Olympic athletes isn't going to fool anybody The above was written by a British journalist when the British sports councils were considering importing athletes to boost its medal winning hopes in the 2012 Olympics. She concluded that there was "no alternative to serious investments" in home grown sporting talents. At this point, I'll digress a little to ask you this : Do you know who is the gr...

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