Morrison blames Own the Podium following 1,500m lossWithout knowing much about the 'Own the Podium' program, I was surprised to read that it sounded like foreign athletes were forbidden from training with Canadians. I can understand from the point of public perception that tax payer money shouldn't be wasted on enhancing the competition, but one would think you would stand to lose a lot by not allowing your own athletes to practice with the best in the world. The only way to improve your own skills is by constantly playing someone better...Denny Morrison was supposed to be on the podium next to U.S. speed skater Shani Davis at these Olympics.
But as Morrison watched his former training partner accept the silver medal on Saturday, he lashed out at Canada's ambitious Own the Podium program, which prevented him from training with the superstar American.
Morrison, who finished a dismal ninth in the 1,500-metre race, said his technique has fallen off since the days he trained with Davis in Calgary before the 2006 Turin Games.
Nevertheless... With Morrison stating what he did, all he displayed was typical fail attitude: blame anything but yourself.