Why are the Greek making such a song and dance of the medal ceremomies. Look, the players just want their medal and then their minute on the podium mouthing the words of their song. Get rid of the flowers and especially get rid of those stupid laurels.
When that Jap won the breaststroke gold, the poor guy was like “shall I, sha’n’t I?” as he waited for his name to be announced so he could get on that podium. There was more head bobbing than there’d been in the pool. No wonder, every time he thought they were announcing his name in Greek, they were still giving details of the silver medallist’s bouquet, or the name of the really ugly Greek woman who was trying to kiss the American fellow three times - the “Greek” way, as she would no doubt claim, but she looked to me as if she hadn’t had any for months.
And one more thing. If you’re gonna have all the kissing, then the men who dish out the medals should kiss the men as well as the women. Most of them are better looking (check out the weight-lifting) and for heaven’s sake, this IS Greece.