Photograph: Werner Schmidt

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Sir Matt: “It’s a bit rich”

Sir Matt
On 3 June, HTBS posted a silly little piece about complaints from Australia, Germany, the Netherlands, and USA about the unfairness of Great Britain’s rowers’ advantage of staying closer to the Olympic rowing course at Lake Dorney, while all the rowers from the other nations have to live in the Olympic village and travel back and forth to the course.

On Sir Matthew Pinsent now has left some comments about the criticism. He said: “It’s a bit rich for Australia to complain about the home advantage, to be honest. During the 2000 Games in Sydney, our team had to use a bus service to get around while the Australian athletes did not.

“It isn’t the sort of thing you allow to bother you when you are focused on what you are trying to accomplish.”

Read the whole article here.

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