Spain struggles on the Olympic stage

LAST UPDATED: 7 Aug, 2012 @ 17:52
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Spain struggles on the Olympic stage

WHILE Team GB bathe in the glory of third position in the Olympics medal chart, for Spain things do not seem to be going quite so well.

So far their achievements include winning a pitiful five medals…and flashing their rude bits on national TV.

The boob blooper came during USA channel NBC’s live coverage of a women’s water polo match between Spain and the USA.

As two players grappled for the ball under the water, American player Kami Craig tugged her opponent’s swimsuit – exposing her right breast to anybody who happened to be watching.

Spain has won gold in women’s sailing, three silvers – two courtesy of swimmer Mireia Belmonte Garcia and one for the men’s triathlon – and a bronze in the canoe slalom.

Perhaps the lack of medals is due to the amount of time spent poking fun at the host nation, with Spanish athletes shooting footage showing relay runners replacing the traditional baton with a bowler hat and umbrella and standing around drinking tea.

It also features a toned figure emerging from a red phone box and another apparently smoking a pipe before the athletes drive off in a black cab.

Their record wasn’t much better at the Beijing Olympics in 2008, when Spain’s basketball team shocked the world by striking a collective ‘slit-eyed’ pose ahead of the games.

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  1. Disappointing, Olive Press. The tone of this “news” article is about as mature as the Spanish behavior complained about in the same. Children in a schoolyard. Are the English truly THAT sensitive? This is what the spirit of competition has sunk to in modern times. Which is why the only thing worth watching in these Olympics is the athletes themselves in action, and not the media coverage.

  2. Best thing about watching sports on TV, especially football, is that you can turn off the sound. Some, football commentators tend to make you despise the sport. Everything is foul, off side, and shortsighted referees and linesmen, when its against them of course.

    Poking fun at everybody but themselves is the national sport. At least the Brits are capable of laughing at themselves first.

    All that said, congratulations to all the athletes, winners and the losers. Takes gumption to be there in the first place.

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