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Old 20th March 2006, 01:01 PM   #1
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New Zealand Why I Don't Watch the Games

The classic self-doubting New Zealand personality comes to the fore during any major international competition.

Some Australian friends visited us this morning and commented on how NZ media coverage of the Commonwealth Games is only about how well or poorly Kiwis are doing. They tuned into a televised event and weren't even told who won - just that the Kiwis didn't.

This morning's ran the headline "Never mind the dream - where are the medals?". The story agonized over our slow start to the games and there was much hand-wringing about whether our medal target could be met, and how embarrassing it would be if we failed.

And that's why I don't watch the games. Come on New Zealand, start worrying about things that matter
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