Ah stop with the american bashing!
I completely understand where you’re coming from because I sense these same feelings of wanting the usa to lose whenever I watch them. However, if we distance ourselves from this for a bit, we can see how wrong this is.
The olympics are about USA bashing because they are so successful at it. Face it, once every 4 years, we would like to feel like the americans and feel pride in the medals that our own athletes would win. But honestly, ask yourself what part you really took in Lori-Ann Muenzer’s gold medal or in Tonya Verbeek’s silver medal. Did you train with them? Did you send them money? Did you know who they were before they won their medals?
I don’t think so! So why should you feel so good about their success? Because they are canadians? Maybe a bit, but I also feel good because they were anonymous athletes who performed at the highest level.
And why should you feel bitter about another american winning the 100 m sprint or all the gold medals won by Phelps? (by the way, that was the semi-final when they looked at each other and they were friends/training partners) These athletes train just like ours do.
National pride in our athletes is a great thing but it can also lead to the fiasco of the GDR and the USSR doping the heck out of their athletes in the 70’s to show the world how their political system produced superior citizens.
The american woman that finished third in the marathon was an outstanding athlete, sprinting in the last km to clinch bronze. The gold medal winners in womens’ beach volleyball were outstanding in their attacks and digs.
No one bashes the australians but if you watched swimming, you would have seen them being at least as cocky as the americans.
So please, be happy, like I am, that the Argentinian’s basketball team played well enough today to beat the USA, but don’t extend the Dream Team’s attitude problem to volleyball or other sports! The US were the underdogs against Brazil,
Don’t hate the US athletes because of their stupid president.