Please tell me I missed the OP about the “fans” delaying the men’s 200 M race.
Apparently a Greek racer failed a drug test twice. (Or failed once and refused a 2nd test) Then dropped out. So getting to the start of the race, it was repeatedly postponed because the fans were chanting the name of the Greek racer, and making various ofther distractions.
2 false starts later, the race was finally underway. (Swept by my favorite country)
So what the fuck was the disrespect for? I can see the Euro’s being mad at the Americans. Trust me, I’m still ashamed of the Men’s 4x100 relay team in Sydney. But they were only 3 of the field. The childishness affected all the runners, and may have thrown a few off their game. I was screaming “USA” when we swept, but now I’m wondering if the other athletes were thrown a bit at the start.
I’m proud that the USA took all three medals, but the crowd tonight surpassed the '00 Sydney men’s team as all-time classless shitheels.