Remember that embarrassing BBC moment?
BBC studio, Olympic stadium.
John Inverdale and pundits, straight after a heavy-duty clip about eugenics, Darwin and the Holocaust.
JOHN INVERDALE (nervously)
Look.. er… you know, the fact is that, of the last fifty years of Olympic men's basketball finals, every one of the players has been.. you know… er… How do I say this?… Tall.
It's true. I did a documentary.
Could it be the weather? The weather's better up there.
I mean, put it ilke this, are we getting to the point now where, you know, a short guy, who might show some promise, just holds his hands up and says, 'I'm not going to bother'?
Much shrugging all round.
Whoa, whoa, whoa. Hold up. Let's put this in perspective. Height is just part of the tools. Nobody got anywhere without hard work.
So, you're saying, a midget, who was prepared to knuckle down and train, could still be an Olympic basketball champion?
SPECIAL GUEST, VERNE TROYER