Despite being the most irrelevant co-worker outside of the two weeks he shows the remotest level of passion every four years, office patriot Vic Vinegar is calling out the International Olympic Committee for its swimming program which he insists should be longer.
The calls come after Australia’s swim team dominated in the pool with 9 gold medals coming from the swimming program.
At the halfway mark of the Tokyo 2020 games, Australia’s only other gold medals came with two in rowing, Jess Fox in the canoe slalom and Logan Martin in the freestyle BMX.
Printing out photos of Emma McKeon, Ariarne Titmus and Kaylee McKeown and plastering them all over the office, most coworkers didn’t even know Vinegar existed before he emerged as a sudden expert on Australian swimming.
With this sheer dominance in the pool, Vinegar is supremely confident that Australia would challenge China and the United States if the Olympic Committee set a fairer program with more swimming events, and less events that Australia is not very good at.
“Between the marathon, 10km, 5km and 3km running events, it seems like they could really add a few more swimming events so the program is more fair for Australia,” suggested Vinegar.
“If they’d added a 75m freestyle for Emma, 150m backstroke for Kaylee and 300m freestyle for Ariarne, the variety would have been much more reflective of the different skills required to be an Olympic champion.”
Vinegar has been called in for a meeting with HR to address some of his more questionable Google searches over the past week.