Remember the Brits were on our case about "Own the Podium?" Well now they're gonna copy the "Own the Podium" plan. They hope emulate it for the Summer Olympics in London 2012.
Britain is officially eating crow just a month after its sportswriters' unrestrained trashing of the Vancouver Games and Canada's controversial Own the Podium program for Olympic athletes.
The head of UK Sport - the funding body for elite British athletes and a key player in preparing for the 2012 Summer Games in London - says his country will emulate Own the Podium in a bid to match Canada's record-setting, host-nation performance at Vancouver.
"At first a lot of people were critical of Canada's Own the Podium program, saying that it wasn't very sporting, and it had some bad press," UK Sport chief executive John Steele told a media briefing last week as Britain unveiled its medal projections for the 2012 Games. National Post
So now after trashing us, they see it was a success. and want to do it too. Go figure!