Australian middle distance runner Craig Mottram has missed out on the final of his 5000 metre event. Okay - it's the kind of thing that can happen. But most distressingly he refuses to come up with an excuse:
"I couldn't go anymore. I don't know why I just wasn't good enough...I got no excuses. I backed myself to make it in the top four and it bit me on the arse - that's sport."
But surely Craig - the heat, the pollution, an American judge, intense media scrutiny, drug cheats, an American conspiracy, an achilles strain, a mystery chest infection, AMERICA...For God's sake, somebody step in and get this guy some media training!