I’m a sports nut. Whatever the sport, I can pretty much learn to get it, and fast.
Personally speaking, I’ve never really been very much into sport or athletics, but never before can I recall disabled people getting so much attention from the media
The Olympic Games have produced no political dividend for the Government, according to a ComRes poll for tomorrow’s Independent on Sunday, shared with the Sunday Mirror.
Conservative 33% (+1)
Labour 42% (0)
Lib Dem 10% (0)
I never thought I’d say this, but: I’m jealous of people who can walk properly.
The Olympics opened with the idea that, in Great Britain, it’s ordinary people who change society. From the moment that Danny Boyle’s opening ceremony filled the stadium with over 7,500 amateur actors, it was obvious that this was a very different Olympics.
As the Olympic flame fades, and the thrill of a new football season begins to engross us, the concern is that we may slip once more into an acceptance that footballers can do pretty much as they wish.
In my opinion, the last gold medal goes to Auntie Beeb for 16 days of faultless Olympic games coverage that sees the BBC reaching the very pinnacle of media broadcasting quality, while effortlessly handling record viewing figures.
Far too many children (and adults) do not get enough exercise to remain healthy. You can see the evidence in every high street and classroom. And the statistics for obesity related illnesses such as Type 2 diabetes are terrifying.
Since the dawn of the millennium, we’ve seen reality television spread like wildfire. Fortunately, these last two weeks have seen a different kind of role model come to the forefront of national media. That of Olympic athletes.
To Neymar, Thiago Silva, and the rest of Brazil`s crestfallen Olympians, the silver medals doled out after defeat by an admirable Mexico must have felt more like pewter. However, those decrying the state of the footballing nation, and baying for the head of coach Mano Menezes, might be jumping the gun.
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