Sunday, August 24, 2008

Olympic ends

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.

1 comment:

Boo and Trev said...

To be honest having read and giggled about it on the BBC website on Saturday it was better than I thought it might be. But still it was a bit crap. Did you see the modern pentathlon at all? It was MADNESS. They have to do a show jumping round on any old horse they're given. On the press pack the horses had gradings like lazy and spooky! They looked to me as if they had never had a saddle or bridle on. Then they had to ride round a course that resembeled the Somme. Honestly it was like the keystone Cops. Eveyone was falling over. Luckily nobody was seriously injured. I loved it! They should have that on the TV all the time. Check this out!