Sunday, August 24, 2008
As a really non sporty person unless horses are involved, I have been amazed at how hooked I have been on the Olympics. Helped of course by the number of medals the UK have got but also because the range of sports on british tv has been much wider than the usual obsession with track and field that we usually get. I still can't believe we came 4th in the overall table. However I do think our bit of the closing ceremony was really feeble. The bus was ok, but the elderly guitar rocker and Leona Lewis just didn't work in a stadium like that, with dire sound, and such a dreary song. Am I the only one who thought it was crap? And why was David Beckham there? He's a professional footballer and so nothing to do with the Olympics which is still theoretically amateur (in the widest possible meaning of the word). Doesn't bode well. Boris was entertaining though as once he got onto the podium he couldn't figure out what to do with his hands so did pockets, then in front, then behind, then at his side like the others - except when he was waving.