So what is satisfactory? Compared to what?
- Past Olympic Games? Barcelona, Athens or
Ranking? Spain finished 21st , with North Korea, Chec Rep, Jamaica, Iran, New Zealand & Cuba all respectively above. All countries with smaller scale economies & which devote far less investment into their Sport.
|Spain medal winners|
What has sadly caught my attention is how second & more so third placed winners have been hailed by the local media as national heroes. Firstly, no one will remember in history second or third place, plus no one invests large sums of tax payers money for silver, bronze or Olympic diplomas. Secondly, the lack of gold ( only 3 ) has put into operation the propaganda machine with the media on-board to cover up the lack of success & justify ( or protect ) the jobs of some of those who should claim responsibility, & thus mask their incompetence.