Novelist. Author of APSARAS and tales from the beautiful Saigh Valley. First person to quantify spiritual values.

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Friday, 10 August 2012

Olympic ambition

Let me see if I've got this straight. In the last thirty years or so 82 men have run the 100 metres in under ten seconds. Only 1 of them is a 'white' man.
So let me ask this. If you are the 'white' parents of an aspiring young sprinter with ambitions of winning an olympic gold medal, should you instead buy him a horse and recommend he takes up dressage?

One final point on the olympics. In a games notable for the emergence of many female athletes across a wide range of disciplines, another young lady won gold yesterday and also the hearts of many of us. Step forward Nicola Adams who won the first ever olympic women's boxing medal. She never stopped smiling and her natural ebulliance coupled with a genuine humility should be an inspiration for anyone interested in sport. Nicola; you are a WINNER!

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