Saturday, February 25, 2006

Winter Olympics

Clare Balding just asked a competitor, on live TV, why it was, he felt, that Austria had done so well in the medals table. Did she mean like compared to, oh I don't know, Trinidad, or Kenya or perhaps Saudi Arabia. I can't think. What a brilliant question. How did a nation with lots of mountains, ice and snow become so good at the Winter Olympics? Tell me, please.

5 comments:

Mike said...

It's simple. Not having a coastline, they never took up watersports!

Martin said...

sorry to be nit-picky, but there are many other countries that have ice and snow and mountains, and the comparison will be with them. ie. surely switzerland, slovenia and finland, russia, USA, Canada and New Zealand should do as well as austria. (maybe they are - don't know what the standings are

Simon said...

And didn't Norway do badly this year. Yet, I think they have all the right weather and terrain...

St said...

Ok. It wasn't funny and it wasn't clever.

Simon said...

lol