I am the new medallion man,
A clipboard in my fist,
A spreadsheet and an action plan,
A bullet-pointed list.
It matters not who’s won or lost:
Let’s focus on investment cost.
Our strategy is rolling out
A four-year funding mission,
Ensuring that each race or bout
It matters not what sport’s attractive:
But track and field must be proactive.
I saw them row, I heard applause,
I heard the pedalled medals cheered,
I glimpsed them in the great outdoors,
But when the crowds have disappeared,
I’ll stand here, and I will not swerve,
To build up London’s learning curve.