Brass medal to the suggestion that we'll win more medals if children are forced to do sport at school.
I was forced to do sport and hated every minute of the time I spent on the ground after falling over or off equipment. Falling from the uneven bars left me winded and thinking I was dying. I nearly broke a leg falling over the hurdles and they weren't even upright. I had big boobs, running caused injuries to anyone near me.
Swimming wasn't bad but I kept forgetting which side I had to breathe and usually swam to the bottom of the pool. Diving????? You couldn't get me to climb up the ladder. Basketball, forget that although I wish I could forget falling on asphalt and skinning knees, elbows and knuckles.
So you could say I'm not in favour of forcing anyone to do sport if they're not suited to it. It would be like forcing sporty types to do needlework. I haven't forgotten the PE teacher who nearly broke my neck forcing me to do a forward roll over a vaulting horse. I like watching the gymnastics but I feel the pain again after all these years. Woman truly was a bitch.