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From the BBC, another non-story

Hurdler Tiffany Porter has been named as Great Britain team captain for the World Indoor Championships in Istanbul despite admitting she is not completely sure of the words to the National Anthem. The American-born 24-year-old qualifies to compete for Great Britain through her English mother.

“I choose a team captain for her leadership skills, and her athletic skills and her credibility, not for her ability to memorise words or her vocal skills,” said UK athletics chief Charles van Commenee.

Mr van C’s attitude may be influenced by the fact that he is himself Dutch.

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  1. Simon Reid
    March 11, 2012 at 12:25 am

    I’m a firm believer in the licence fee, but it’s unlikely I will forgive the BBC for giving Formula One away to Sky. So I can’t tell you how annoyed I was today when I watched the sports report on News 24. The allegedly cash-strapped BBC had two reporters telling me about the day’s events. Why are they employing two people to do one person’s job? Dunno. It’s a mystery to which I’m sure the answer will make no sense.

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