These days athletes sound as if they have had a month's training in waffle. Just listen to the wretched Paula Radcliffe here.
But it's really nice to see when stupidity intervenes.
One of "Team GB's" high hopes for a gold medal at the Beijing Olympics is long jumper Phillips Idowu. We are told by the BBC that this athlete, who after he failed to register a legal jump in Athens four years ago, said afterwards "he felt like a failure".
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