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What exactly is wrong with celebrating qualifying for an Olympic final when you've got a young, inexperienced team which nobody would realistically give a prayer to?

I'm sorry but he didn't just celebrate, he is taunting the teams behind him by shaking his baton towards the teams behind him. There's nothing wrong in celebrating if you have won, he didn't even won a medal, it's only a semifinal. So IMO, it's unnecessary.

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I'm sorry but he didn't just celebrate, he is taunting the teams behind him by shaking his baton towards the teams behind him. There's nothing wrong in celebrating if you have won, he didn't even won a medal, it's only a semifinal. So IMO, it's unnecessary.

Are you claiming it's deliberate, because if you are, I simply do not believe you. You might want to re-read my earlier comment on the matter.

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Anyway, Britain ended up with four athletics medals. Unfortunately one shy of the pre-Games target of five, but with 15 top eight finishes as well, I am encouraged for the next four years.

There are areas of concern, mainly in the men's events I have to say, but I do think there is more for us to be positive about than negative.

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Are you claiming it's deliberate, because if you are, I simply do not believe you. You might want to re-read my earlier comment on the matter.

Even if it's not deliberate, it won't matter, it's wrong because that's the bottom line. He hasn't won anything, he hasn't proved anything. So, winning a semifinal gives them the right to taunt teams behind him even if it's not deliberate? By the way, Bahamas and Jamaica was trailing him, Bahamas won the silver, and he was fourth.

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I honestly don't think you've got the point I was making at all and I don't intend to pursue the matter further.

I actually got you're point 100%. Nothing wrong with celebrating winning a semifinal, but to the extent of taunting runners who are behind you is a different thing, and he hasn't won anything at that time but qualify in the finals. I won't pursue the matter further because I don't think you understand the difference between celebrating and taunting. In which the British anchor runner did both.

Anyway, it bit them in the butt because they didn't even medal. The celebration and taunting was may premature.

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I understand perfectly well thank you very much and I won't take lessons from you in it. Besides, I remember how the American relay teams behaved in Sydney. Probably the most pathetic cringeworthy display I have ever seen.

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Philip and I extend our heartiest congratulations our fine British Olympic members. The commoners are rejoicing at how well the country showed itself to the world.

Is there anyone I need to grant a Knighthood to from these Olympics? I would like to know before Lord Coe starts bothering me. He can be such a boor when he gets excited about something.

ER

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I understand perfectly well thank you very much and I won't take lessons from you in it. Besides, I remember how the American relay teams behaved in Sydney. Probably the most pathetic cringeworthy display I have ever seen.

If you're talking about the American relay team that won the gold, then sure, they have won. You might not like it or I could've not liked it too, but the bottomline was they won and they have their right to do it because of winning. The British did this in the semifinals, they didn't win anything but qualify for the finals. That's different.

I'm coming to the conclusion that you haven't seen the video at all. I don't think you would have thought this way if you have seen it fully. If Team USA did that in the semis, I will say the same thing that it is wrong they haven't proven anything yet so don't even think of taunting. Celebrate all you want, but taunting the eventual silver medalists and you didn't medal?

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If you're talking about the American relay team that won the gold, then sure, they have won. You might not like it or I could've not liked it too, but the bottomline was they won and they have their right to do it because of winning. The British did this in the semifinals, they didn't win anything but qualify for the finals. That's different.

I'm coming to the conclusion that you haven't seen the video at all. I don't think you would have thought this way if you have seen it fully. If Team USA did that in the semis, I will say the same thing that it is wrong they haven't proven anything yet so don't even think of taunting. Celebrate all you want, but taunting the eventual silver medalists and you didn't medal?

Where it happens is irrelevant as far as I'm concerned. I simply find the antics of the preening American team in Sydney far more offensive. At the end of the day, why the hell are you so bothered?

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Honestly, I'm not. I actually just stated what they did was wrong and you reacted that it wasn't that's why I responded. Specially now that you've compared a gold-medal winning celebratory team to a non-medalist team who taunted.

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That is a fundamental misrepresentation of what I have said. Nowhere have I stated it 'was not wrong' and I'm not going to start now. My point throughout this has been to seek to put this in its appropriate context and I will not take lessons in allegedly appropriate behaviour from you, particularly given the example given earlier and so many other similar cases.

Your position seems to be that you can gloat if you've got something to gloat about and, in my mind, that is the position of a hypocrite.

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