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Highlight reels of the London Games will surely play for days, but the International and Swiss Olympic Committees are already looking to what’s next—the Rio games in 2016.
Mark Adams is director of communications for the Lausanne-based IOC, and he says preparations for the next games rely on sharing information.
He said officials from future Olympic games attended London to see how the event is put together.
Swiss Olympic bosses, meanwhile, called for a refocus on which sports Switzerland really wants to dominate.
Despite a silver-medal win in mountain biking Sunday, and previous medals in tennis, equestrian show jumping, and the triathlon, Swiss Olympic President Jörg Schild said the country had only partially met its goals in London.
Olympic mission chief Gian Gilli said the Swiss wanted their athletes to access their best abilities when the time came, and they only made about 50 percent.
That is unsatisfactory, he said.
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I recommend that all Swiss Athletes should begin a regime consuming only products produced by Olympic Sponsors.
Starting with a big mac with fries, a coke and a heineken will ensure they are at peak performance for Rio. Or perhaps not.
I am surprised by Switzerland’s poor performance in the shooting events, given the legendary marksmanship of Wilhelm Tell, the widespread availability of shooting ranges, and the country’s general gun consciousness. Surely ordinary citizens and taxpayers deserve to be rewarded with better results - at least three or four medals at each Olympics. The gun lobby never fails fails to invoke their patriotic motives. So let’s see what they can do for the country’s prestige!