Olympians: You didn't make it. Somebody else made that happen.

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    If you're an Olympian that has made it to London, you didn't get there on your own__ You didn't get there on your own! I'm always struck by Olympians that think well it must be because I was so great. There are a lot of great people out there! It must be because I worked harder than everybody else__ Let me tell you something; there are a whole bunch of hard working athletes out there. If you were successful, somebody along the line gave you some help. There was a great coach somewhere in your life. Somebody helped to create this unbelievable Olympic system that allowed you to thrive. Somebody invested in sports arenas, equipment and nutritional supplements. So if you're an Olympian, you didn't make it. Somebody else made that happen. London didn't get invented on its own.
     
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    And Olympians, don't forget to pay your income Taxes on the cash rewards you receive for winning a Medal.
     
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    Nobody made it there on their own. Thats for sure.
     
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    Not only that__ someone else made it happen.
     
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    Its actually true, though. None of those athletes would be there if they didn't have a coach to help them train. Therefore, they really didn't 'get there' on their own.
     
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    Actually, the Ugandan marathon runner that won the gold had no coach and he did make it happen. Nobody gave him anything. The rebels killed 8 of his 10 brothers and sisters and they enslaved him for a period.

    It is true that there's an existential argument that nobody does anything without help somewhere__ but I think it's a slap in the face to downgrade individual accomplishment in the name of some utopian nonsense.
     
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    Yes someone else made it possible. Like Obama's being born in Hawaii; he's a hell of a guy but he couldn't give birth to himself.
     
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    It's also to a slap in the face to question someone's birthplace when you have no proof.
     
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    What does that Kenyan Barry Soetoro have to do with whether Olympians make it on their own, or not?:D
     
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    Not sure who that is.

    Not sure why the Gasbag has to inject Politics into a sports forum but he does...too bad he's ignoring me...LOL
     

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