Australia isn’t doing as well at the Olympics as the Aussie media might like. And New Zealand is doing rather better than expected. Cue the gnashing of teeth and rending of garments. This columnist in the Sydney Morning Herald has a creative solution to the problem though.
But the real challenge to Australia’s sporting self-esteem has been issued by the Kiwis who, with three gold medals all from rowing, were perched seven places higher than Australia on the medal table. Which, in time-honoured tradition, will prompt us to embrace the spirit of great Australasians Neil Finn, Russell Crowe and Phar Lap [who are/were New Zealanders all] and to note that, with four gold medals, Team Oceania is doing quite well.