esprit de corps wrote:
This points up the absurdity of the 3-per-nation rule. I mean really. A recent world record holder doesn't get to go. absurd. absurd. absurd.
This complaint gets old. The Olympics are about nations first, not individual merits.
What about citius altius fortius has anything to do with nations?
Seriously - why do you think the olympics are about nations rather than individuals?
Sure, in team sports there is a national character, but in individual sports, not so much.