I know lots of people in Canada get lots of thrills when Canadian athletes win medals at The Olympics. I don't, at least not much. And I certainly received negative utils from the "Own the Podium" campaign sponsored by the Canadian Olympic Committee. I sure hope they didn't get a whole tonne of taxpayer money to support their campaign "blueprint". As Michael said on his Facebook page,
With all due respect to the Canadian Olympic Committee, was this really ever in doubt?
And now they have admitted failure [h/t MT].
The head of the Canadian Olympic Committee told a media briefing Monday that Canada won't finish first in the medal count at the Vancouver Games.
Chris Rudge acknowledged it's unrealistic to catch the Americans.
Heading into Monday's competition, Canada is tied for fourth in the medal standings with nine. The Americans lead with 24.
Canada has spent $117 million in the last five years on Own The Podium, a blueprint to finish atop the medal standings at the Games.
It reminds me of the unhappy student a number of years ago who had written out a plan for being successful in university but just didn't have the ability to carry it out.