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TOP TEN OLYMPIC MOMENTS FROM A CONFUSED MEDIA

An economists view of snowboarding. Illustration: Nathan Daniels for The Guardian

An event hasn’t happened until the Guardian prints at least three different opinion pieces on it: one extolling its virtues, one dismissing it as a waste of taxpayers’ money and one that’s a recipe for flan loosely based on the story.

Whilst some writers seemed to love the snowboarding, “youthful boarders framed against brilliant blue skies in dazzling sunshine to a soundtrack of Fatboy Slim,” but others had less positive views. Never mind that Jenny’s medal was one of the ‘cheapest’ ever for UK Sport, Sean Ingle had to weigh in and decry pursuing winter medals it as a waste of cash. Yawn.

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