Tuesday, August 07, 2012
Lord Bonkers on crying at the Olympics
Much as I am enjoying the London Olympics, I have to ask why everyone who wins a medal immediately bursts into tears. After we won the show jumping gold yesterday, for instance, the horses on the podium were simply howling.
It wasn't like this in my young day. I recall that when two horses won the double sculls for Britain, they merely shook hooves afterwards and then returned to their occupations - one had a milk round: the other was in the Guards. They certainly did not blub.