Alistair Brownlee knows a thing or two about what makes a great Olympian and insists there is more to Britains brilliance in Brazil than money.Under it all we are actually a sports-mad nation, said the triathlon champion who became the first man to retain his title on Thursday. There is so much that goes on away from the funding. There is a massive sporting heritage and that gets overlooked.The same goes for Yorkshire, the county Brownlee is from and which could lay claim on Thursday evening to athletes who have won four gold medals, four silvers and two bronzes.Day in, day out we see people cycling, cross country races, people running, people swimming. The British support far out-weighed any other countrys support [at the triathlon]. There were easily more British flags out there than all the other flags put together, more Yorkshire flags than any other country.When we race in Leeds or London they have by far the biggest crowds on the circuit and it shows we love it. That has to count for something because it makes our pool [of participants] big.Money makes a difference too, of course. The UKs triathlon governing body was given nearly ￡7.5 million for the years 2013-17 from an overall Olympic payout to British sports just short of ￡274.5m.The money comes from lottery funding and is distributed by UK Sport, which uses a model that cuts investment if a sport fails to meet its targets for excellence.Triathlon has achieved its goal of two medals from Rio with Brownlee and brother Jonny taking gold and silver at Copacabana beach. The support from UK Sport is phenomenal, Alistair said. It allows me to sit down every year and see what I need to get into shape, access to staff, physios, coaches physiologists, everything.We [Britain] have that attitude that the Olympics is everything. To win at the Olympics you have to turn up better than you are the rest of the time and thats a really, really important construct that we get right across so much UK sport.It comes from the funding model and everything else, and there is a great feeling of people doing well.The feelgood factor is particularly strong in Yorkshire. The countys roll of honour for these Games so far includes divers Jack Laugher and Chris Mears, rowers Andrew Triggs Hodge and Zoe Lee, heptathlete Jess Ennis-Hill, cyclists Ed Clancy and Katy Marchant and gymnast Nile Wilson, in addition to the Brownlees.Boxer Nicola Adams, who is assured of at least silver after making the flyweight final, will be added to that list on Saturday.I am very proud to be from Yorkshire and its interesting that there are so many medals across so many sports, Brownlee said. It would be interesting to see if it is relatively good for its size, because its quite a big place.On Thursday evenings standings, Yorkshires tally would have been enough to claim 16th place in the medal table, one place below Brazil and above nations such as Kenya and Canada.We have, like the rest of Britain, a massive sporting heritage which we make use of all the time and has brought us through, Brownlee said.[That comes from] people loving sport and endurance sport, going out on the Dales and out and about on bikes. People [there] love sport and that has been crucial in our upbringing and careers and long may it continue. China Jerseys . Any real chance at payback wont come until the playoff. Still, Pittsburgh knows its taut 3-2 win over the Bruins on Wednesday night is a pretty good place to start laying the groundwork. "They are a very good defensive team," Penguins forward Brandon Sutter said. 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BELLEFONTE, Pa. -- Jerry Sandusky listened quietly during Day 2 of his three-day appeals hearing Monday, as his lawyers continued to argue for a new trial or for the reversal of his 2012 child sex abuse conviction.On the first day of the hearing, when Sandusky testified, his lawyers focused on what they claimed was ineffective counsel. On Monday, at the Centre County Courthouse, Sandusky attorney Al Lindsay specifically argued that a grand jury leak and the conflicting statements of Victim 2 did not give his client a fair trial.Victim 2 and one other victim did not testify during the 2012 trial, while eight others did. The prosecution did not call him as a witness because they believed he wasnt fully credible. Retired Cpl. Joseph Leiter testified Monday that, shortly before Sandusky was arrested, the man known as Victim 2 denied that Sandusky abused him.I hope we tried to make this clear, Lindsay said near the steps of the courthouse. All of these witnesses that testified against Sandusky had significant credibility problems.Sandusky offered no testimony Monday. He instead sat silently in a red jumpsuit, with his family looking on in the front row. He iss currently serving a 30- to 60-year sentence in Greene State Prison after being found guilty on 45 of 48 counts of child sex abuse.ddddddddddddA majority of the four-hour hearing focused on the abuse of Victim 2, who previously self-identified as the boy that former Penn State coach Mike McQueary spotted in the shower with Sandusky in 2001. But Lindsay said he could not call the man known as Victim 2 to the stand.We havent been able to find him, Lindsay said.The last day of Sanduskys appeals hearing begins 9:30 a.m. Tuesday. Among those whom the defense plans to call to the stand include two state prosecutors involved in the 2012 case, Joseph McGettigan and Frank Fina.Lindsay does not anticipate the judge will issue a ruling Tuesday.Sandusky previously lost direct appeals to the states Supreme and Superior courts. The Monday hearing falls under the states Post-Conviction Relief Act and is confined to newly discovered evidence, constitutional violations and ineffective lawyering.The Associated Press contributed to this report. 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