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SLAM Synchronized Olympics Diving Injustice SLAM

Watching the Olympics news coverage today Sadly this is the conclusion i came to afterwards Our British male duo won gold in the synchronized diving event Brilliant yes of course an unbelievable achievent But given more than any other sport the clue being in the name It should be equal appreciation and praise for each as without the other winning is simply an impossibility So how come then i know who Tom Daley is but don't even know his diving partner's name Maybe that's because he was made to appear or seem totally irrelevant by the media news coverage After the pair won they cut to Tom Daleys family his mother husband and their baby Then we see Tom being interviewed , Tom singular on his own fielding questions mostly regarding his personal life and sexual preference And thanking the LGBT community for all there support Exactly what that has to do with diving i hold my hands up i do not know admittedly i am no expert on the subject But personally for me what i found was the real kick in the teeth smack in the face As i for 1 absolutely love and breathe sport the gift the ability the dedication the sacrifice Was how it was constantly infered it was only Tom's dream since he was a young child to win a gold medal Again personally and only to me what i seen goes against the very ethos and ideology of what the Olympics itself stands for I felt so sorry for him and his family as Tom family husband and child got more coverage than he did I tried to put myself in his or his family shoes and tried to wonder How they must have felt having their joy pride stolen and cheated from them Reduced merely to a bit part or side show to the main event And again i protest because the clue is in the name Synchronized Diving a duo a pair a partnership a team 1 simply can not without the aid of the other 1 win So tell me where on earth is the justice and sportsmanship to be found here And his name by the way just incase you missed it or care is Matty Lee and he to also wanted to be and win a gold medal And was just as dedicated and trained just as hard in order to achieve and make both theirs dream a reality Rather than as the press and media barely refer to him as Tom Daleys diving partner or the other guy

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Date: 7/27/2021 1:08:00 PM
All a media circus Christopher, Toms lifestyle is more appealing to their readers and viewers, Matty is just his shadow as far as their concerned, great writing, cheers David
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Christopher Flaherty
Date: 7/27/2021 1:45:00 PM
Cheers David Exactly what you just said yet still so very very sad
Date: 7/27/2021 12:48:00 PM
Christopher, welcome to the world of sports broadcasting! I enjoyed reading your poem, and I understand your dismay, but lay the blame where it should be laid...the broadcast media.
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Christopher Flaherty
Date: 7/27/2021 12:54:00 PM
In a nutshell