The opening ceremony marked the start of a two-week period in which everything good has inevitably resulted from the Olympics and anything bad has been the fault of the Coalition.
I’m sure I wasn’t the only one to feel quite choked up when the Brownlee brothers met each other at the finishing line of the Triathlon. The thought of winning an Olympic medal and having your brother there to share it with was a little too much for me.
The furore over drug use in professional sport has escalated to monumental proportions in recent times. The World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA) inquisitional enthusiasm to prevent any kind of doping has resulted in the institution of one of the most intrusive and inhumane inspection systems ever conceived.
Now that the track events at the London Olympics are in full flow the big question for us sporty types is: how come East Africans dominate middle-distance and distance running?
I feel perplexed when a decision comes my way. I don’t trust myself. Should I go to the world’s biggest arts event or the world’s biggest sporting event?
This year’s Olympics have the potential to be the best ever for women’s sport, with more female competitors, more events and more medals up for grabs than ever before.
I’d be the first to admit that I was not a sporty girl. Sporty girls and sporty boys were loved by teachers and pupils alike. If you didn’t cut it on the pitch, you probably didn’t cut it on the playground.
Being a Germany fan at London 2012 has, thus far, been a largely thankless task. The first few days of the Games have seen several national heroes limp out of their respective events without so much as seeing a medal, let alone wearing one.
Oh, for Richie Benaud to have cast a critical eye over proceedings in the Olympic Badminton this week.
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