The Olympics are coming to a close (mercifully, no doubt, for my girlfriend who has been suffering from two weeks of 'round the clock coverage) and I think its about time I aired one of my major grievances about the Olympics: Stinginess with the medals on the part of the host country. Here is an example of what a gold medal should look like, from the 1996 games in Georgia, U.S.A:See! GOLD. ALL GOLD.
Now here, by contrast, is a gold medal from this year's games in Beijing, China:What happened to all the gold? What's up with the cheap plastic ring in the middle?
But here, by far, is the worst offender, from Albertville, France in 1992:
Are you freaking kidding me? Its made of GLASS! You cheap bastards!
These Olympians get one shot every four years, sacrifice their whole lives and overcome impossible adversity to get these medals. They deserve more than a gold-lined piece of glass or plastic.
I'm calling on the British Olympic Committee right now: Show 'em how its done in 2012 in London. Let's give these athletes the medals they deserve.