Tuesday, 31 August 2010
The world champions that dare not speak their name
In New Zealand, sports are divided into two broad groups. There's those that grew from the British public school system, involving teams of young chaps chasing a leather ball around a grassy field; soccer, rugby, cricket, hockey, and the like. And then there's the others. That's everything from snooker to slalom, including yachting.
So the best sports news since the last All Blacks victory has sunk without trace. Emirates Team New Zealand won the Audi MedCup regatta at Cartagena. It's the Grand Prix circuit of sailing, but it's just not something that we talk about in polite society. This really makes me cross!
UPDATE; Friday 3rd September. At least the Tall Blacks get some coverage; pretty good for a sport that didn't begin in England. it's still blokes chasing a ball though, is that the only definition of sport that our journalists know?