jon Brown

to run for canada

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15/11/2007 at 07:55
Jon Brown has switched allegiance to canada after having his lottery funding axed
15/11/2007 at 07:58
who is Jon Brown? is he any good?
15/11/2007 at 08:04
But there's a long standing rule in my online quiz rooms that Canada is NEVER the answer. How can he suddenly decide he Canadian?
15/11/2007 at 08:06
Jose, JB is an elite GB marathon runner, 4th in the last two olympic games. He's lived over in Vancouver for years. 
15/11/2007 at 08:08
Is he Canadian?
15/11/2007 at 08:08
In the name of Lennox Lewis, has the man so shame????
15/11/2007 at 08:09

If he's lived in Vancouver for years it begs the question why were we giving him lottery funding in the first place?

15/11/2007 at 08:10
greg ruzedski will have something to say about this
15/11/2007 at 08:11
Welsh, born in bridgend
15/11/2007 at 08:15
I think uk athletics are targeting athletes who will be aiming for 2012, bit shabby of him to jump ship after the support he's been given
15/11/2007 at 08:18

Agree Haile.

15/11/2007 at 08:19

Absolutely!!

darned turn-coat!!!

15/11/2007 at 08:23

Mind you, thinking about it  - outside of actual races when did you ever hear anything about him? If he'd actually won a marathon the British press would be all over him.

By the same token he clearly wasn't running for GB out of any sense of patriotisom.

So all in all - who cares I suppose?

15/11/2007 at 08:24
patriotisom = patriotism (sorry, it's early)
Crash Hamster    pirate
15/11/2007 at 08:33

<chortle>

It's modern sport, innit?

Don't agree with it; you should get one 'pick'...once you've represented one country at international level (above U16, let's say) that should be it, you're committed for life. Otherwise, 'international sport' becomes just a high standard club match.

15/11/2007 at 08:35

I dunno',  is it a bit like one of us changing jobs for a better pay and conditions?

It's not patriotic but, he in effect has been sacked by UK-A. Would you work for your boss for no money except tips?

Contraversial I know but this was always going to happen. It's his profession and a short one at that.

15/11/2007 at 08:37
I like the idea that Saint Paula gets funding, she obviously needs it to pay for living abroad. If her 'nationality' was based on where she lives what would she be?
15/11/2007 at 08:37
Dead right Crash, you represent your country and that's it for life, or it should be. But if he's allowed to ......................
15/11/2007 at 08:43
i think there should be a 'divorce' type proceedure to switching alliegance, that'd make them think twice about it
15/11/2007 at 08:46

"you can keep the GB shorts but were having the vests back!"

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