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JOHN CHUCKMAN COMMENT: AN EDITORIAL SPEAKS OF OLYMPIC SPORTS AS INSPIRING AND OF OWNING THE PODIUM – POLITICAL BOOSTERISM WRAPPED IN BAD LANGUAGE   Leave a comment

 

 

 

JOHN CHUCKMAN

POSTED RESPONSE TO AN EDITORIAL IN TORONTO’S GLOBE AND MAIL

“Owning the podium” is a genuinely stupid expression, full of the kind of unthinking arrogance that is the precise opposite of the character-building qualities so often claimed for sports.

Of course, that phrase is the official Olympics jingle of the politician the Globe endorsed in the last election, so politics play a role in your repeating it.

And, please, sports, while they can entertain and sometimes thrill, cannot “inspire” anyone, unless the person being inspired happens to think in the tired clich├ęs of this sad editorial writer.

Pathetic language, but definitely in keeping with the new low standards for Globe editorials.