Medal tally Rio 2016

Dear Editor,

One solitary Bronze medal. Yet Portugal has the safest seas to train for the ocean swim, the best year round weather for triathlon, road bike and mountain bike training, the best beaches for volleyball, the world’s top kayak manufacturer based in Porto, a population that spends Sunday shooting wildlife but can’t seem to hit a trap, an extensive network of sailing clubs, indoor swimming pools and inland lakes for rowing, and still only one bronze…in Judo.

Perhaps it’s time to divert some of the government lottery tax into sports and coaches. We just need the athletes. Everything else is already in place.

Charlie Frew