But apparently they do and Britain did quite well.
A young cleaner won two gold medals in the ‘cleaning olympics’.
Kirsty Steele from Sowerby Bridge, was part of Team UK, who took part in the Cleaning Services Team event at the EuroSkills 2008 competition in Rotterdam last week.
Not only did Team UK win gold, but Kirsty came home with a personal gold as the highest scoring cleaning supervisor in the cleaning competition.
EuroSkills is the pan-European skills competition in which 29 countries battle to prove they are the most skilled at 25 different competitions including cleaning and fashion.
Kirsty said: ‘Words really can’t describe how pleased I am with the results. I don’t mind getting my hands mucky at all.’
’The competition was tough and being up against the best cleaners in Europe adds a tremendous amount of pressure. But I have been training hard for this and managed to concentrate on the job in hand and doing the best I could.’
’Competing at EuroSkills has been such a great experience and I’m really happy we’ve managed to show the whole of Europe how talented the UK really is.’
Kirsty was one of 16 young people in Team UK, who achieved eight gold medals and one silver in total.