I AM feeling a little disheartened by the lack of compassion and respect shown towards our Olympic team.
The discussions and write-ups over the past days in the media have not been anything near the true meaning of what the Olympics are about.
The Olympic spirit is about the world coming together in unity and love for each other in order to uplift a very challenging world as it is at the moment.
It is not about the amount of medals we win; it is about the friendships that are formed and the relationships between other countries becoming stronger.
I have the greatest respect for the contributions the team has made in 2012 to continue to establish Australia as a nation of multicultural diversity and compassion.
I truly wish that we as a nation can learn by our actions and words towards our athletes and welcome them home with the open arms of a nation who are proud of them all.