Is it really the taking part that counts? #OlympicDay

“On this date back in 1894, the modern Olympic Games were born…” What I learned at a Junior School Sports Day… It’s not the winning, but the taking part that counts. In the past – even in the very recent past – when I’ve heard this phrase I’ve shuddered, shaken my head and felt inner frustration and annoyance. ‘Of course it’s the winning that counts’, shouts my competitive self. So why today did I found myself uttering the unutterable? “They did so well, they should all be awarded participation medals!” Yes, I know! Am I crazy? Participation medals? Please, give … Continue reading Is it really the taking part that counts? #OlympicDay