Gary Littman


Garry Littman is the owner and director of The Language House in Geneva which organises English language training for professional people, companies and students. He was a radio and newspaper journalist in his native Australia and ran a restaurant in Kathmandu in his younger days. He is an English language trainer and an aficionado of pétanque.

The Last Man Standing

To finish first, one must first finish.

THE Salt Lake City Winter Olympics in 2002 gave birth to a new expression: to do a Bradbury.

The expression honours the extraordinary victory of Australian speed skater, Steven Bradbury, who came from behind in three races – two heats and the final - to win Gold.

He won because he was the last man standing.

For a split second I didn't know whether to raise my arms or hide in a corner, the Gold medalist said at the time.

To do a Bradbury describes someone who comes from behind to be the unlikely winner of a contest.

This is how French television reported the Bradbury phenomenon.

And this is how Steven Bradbury – the last man standing - described his extraordinary victory.



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