The wrong de­ci­sion

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Win­ning an Olympic Gold has al­ways been the pin­na­cle of most sports­men’s dreams. You al­ways had to be of am­a­teur sta­tus to be el­i­gi­ble, but those days are sadly gone. I had my doubts when ten­nis got in­cluded purely on the ba­sis that a Grand Slam was the dream, more so than a Gold Medal, which shouldn’t be the case. I cheered with the rest of the coun­try when Andy Mur­ray won, but it is ob­vi­ous his main fo­cus is on win­ning more Slams.

As such, in­clud­ing golf as an Olympic sport just doesn’t seem right ei­ther. The Zika virus has oblit­er­ated the field any­way with a num­ber of high-pro­file ab­sen­tees, but lis­ten­ing to sev­eral play­ers, it is ob­vi­ous that win­ning a Ma­jor is more im­por­tant!

I just wish the Olympics by­passed pro­fes­sional sports where big money is al­ready king. It doesn’t seem morally right and surely it de­tracts from the sports­peo­ple who train for years just for the chance to rep­re­sent their coun­try, of­ten at their own ex­pense. Si­mon Thorpe, Southamp­ton Fi­nally: Hen­rik Sten­son kisses the Claret Jug

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