The USA doesn’t have the market cornered on pushy, obnoxious sports parents.
Norwegian Martin Johnsrud Sundby tried his best at Friday’s 15k classic in Sochi, NBC reports. But it wasn’t good enough.
Given the opportunity to offer her progeny a little motherly comfort, his mother spit on the Olympic spirit instead.
“You’re the worst Norwegian,” she said. “You should go home.
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Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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