scooterdude - 1:07 am on Aug 16, 2012 (gmt 0)
RELEVANT ANALOGY: IMHO :)
Usain Bolt from Jamaica won 3 Gold medals in London 2012
Each time he won, the first none Jamaican sprinter across the line after him was from USA
On one ocassion the first none Jamaican Sprinter was 4th
The USA 100 metres coach turns up at his first training session dressed in a Jamaican flag, puts up a poster of Usain Bolt and says to the USA sprinters starting training for Rio 2016
"You'll start every training day by bowing in respectful homage to this poster of Usain Bolt, you know, the Chap who made sure we didn't win any of the Blue ribbon sprint events"
I guess what passes for a USA Olympics committee would be delighted.
That is the essence of the OP for this thread.
And no, i am not joking nor in my opinion making a smartass comment :)