Thursday 27 July 2017

Hold your head up high, Katie, and look to the future

Katie Taylor after her defeat in Rio. Photo: Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile
Katie Taylor after her defeat in Rio. Photo: Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile
Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

I don't watch the Olympics but if Katie Taylor has anything to feel happy about, it is that she still comes from a country that appreciates athletes' efforts and commitment apart from the shine of the golden medal.

It is to the detriment of all - athletes, audience and even the IOC and the sports themselves - that this desire for gold now outweighs the great humanity of the endeavour.

Athletes put in many hours of sweat and blood to become great at their sports.

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