Fat Aussie kids won't win medals: champ
Australia's international sporting success will drop off because children are staying indoors instead of being physically active, an Olympic champion has warned.
A healthy lifestyles forum in Canberra heard that the solution to the obesity crisis lay in major long-term changes, including a redesign of Australia's cities.
Swimmer Petria Thomas, who has won medals at three Olympics including three golds at Athens in 2004, said children were growing up lacking the basic skills necessary to achieve sporting success.
That's right, fatso! The only thing keeping you between this:
is the trifling matter of exercise, diet, genetics, years of training and early mornings, steroids, anorexia, bulimia, performance anxiety, several coaches, a scholarship to the Australian Institute of Sport,a few decades out of your life, supportive parents and family, millions of taxpayer dollars, a sponsorship deal with a number of advertising firms, God, the Devil, and a GO-GET-THEM attitude.