I live with thirteen dead cats, a purple dog that wears spats
Why oh why do so many people find it hard to explain why they do what they do. Watching the athletics there was a decision made regarding a Botswana athlete who has been refused permission to race two nights running by the IAAF because of fears over the norovirus. No tests have been done to prove whether or not that he is ill. His Federation have been on the tv to say they have had nothing from the IAAF to explain why he has not been allowed to run in his 200 metres semi-final last night or the 400 metre final tonight.
Why don’t people have the strength to say ok, hands up we should have run some tests and that was wrong that we didn’t. We were wanting to keep the other athletes healthy which is why we erred on the side of caution. It’s not ideal because the athletes train and race then prepare for the World’s and to be told sorry you can’t compete for a reason kept secret does no-one any favours and only brings the governing body into question.
Anyhoo here goes with the song inspiring this post, once again from YouTube/Vevo so I don’t own the copyright in this Lou Reed song from 1972.