Labour wisely avoided crowing too directly over Olympic golds, for fear of undermining GB athletes’ sheer grit. But Britain was 36th in the medal tables in Atlanta in 1996 – and after Labour’s £600m investment came fourth in Beijing, and now third.
Yes, it’s lovely that “we” got lots of medals. But it ain’t the business of government to pay for them.
Adults should be paying for their own hobbies.