The Art of the Australian Insult

“They’re serving it up to me”
August 20, 2008, 12:28 am
Filed under: International relations, Sport | Tags: ,

“They’re certainly serving it up to me. Their new-found cockiness has got some substance to it.”

AOC president John Coates to a roomful of “downcast” Australian journalists at the Beijing Olympics. To date the British have won 16 golds, compared to Australia’s 11. Coates added:

“I said at the outset, and my sense of pride says, that we can’t let them beat us and they may well beat us this time but let’s use that as the incentive to get the planning right for our high performance and our attack on London 2012.”


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