Reality Bites

British Athletics coach Charles van Commenée performing a shrugging gesture giving away his nationality as being from the Netherlands.

On sending 18 year old Adam Gemeli to the 2012 London Olympics despite the reservations of his coach…

British Athletics coach Charles van Commenée performing a shrugging gesture giving away his nationality as being from the Netherlands.I am not sending my 12-year-old niece to fight al-Qaeda. We are going to the Games. It’s fun.

A lot of people in athletics make it sound as if they are living a hard life, as if they have to go to the coal mines in Azerbaijan every morning or maybe have to work for the Daily Mail every day. That’s what I call tough.

UK Athletics Head Coach Charles van Commenee