As usual I’m late to the party in discovering that the 2000 Olympic bronze medalists have been stripped of their medals (LOL China) which have now been awarded to the USA. Is it just me or has Sydney had a lot of medal shuffling? (I’m looking at you, Andreea…)
The response from the gymnasts themselves has been very subdued, which is what I expected. Yes, Dawes came off more annoying than Maloney, but whatever.
Speaking of Maloney, I take issue with people who say (ten years later) she was the “it” girl going into the 2000 Olympics. The Mrs. probably paid them to say that. In retrospect, sane people know that Elise Ray was better — which means you can’t take stock in the “it” factor.
P.S. While we’re on the subject, someone please tell me if Parkettes is still as screwed up as it always has been.
P.P.S. I expect the Chinese to make sure He Kexin and Deng Linlin won’t let it all hang out like Dong Fangxiao did.