fly a kite wrote:
Typical myopic distance runners. Bannister has NO Olympic medals, so let's shun all those who have? Only distance people care about the 4-minute mile, no one else gives a damn. If anyone should have lit the torch, it should have been Coe (but that would have been a huge conflict of interest). Good decision to have the real athletes (Olympic medalists) nominate future stars, including Desiree Henry, who won world Youth last year in the 200m. Ron Clarke lit the cauldron as a Junior athlete (1956) and went on to become a world-record holder and Olympic medalist.
The Olympics is about more than distance runners, in fact the general public doesn't really give a crap about the silly distance geeks anyway.
typical uninformed moronic fu.ck tard
get a clue