Category Archives: Olympics 2012

The still small voice ..and Trenton Oldfield

The British nation took a dislike to Trenton Oldfield earlier in the year, we don’t take kindly to Australian nutters messing with our institutions, especially the public school  kind who claim to speak for our disenfranchised . I blogged about him when he … Continue reading

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“From Kent where we are not” – Leonard Cohen’s Wembley Arena Show

They are from Kent, where we are not So Cohen introduced the Webb sisters – Hattie and Charlie, who have grown in vocal stature since Cohen was last seen here and now dwarf the considerable talent of Sharon Robinson. The three hour show … Continue reading

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Olympics 2012 – what it’s made me change.

I will never look at someone with cerebral palsy or any other disability in the same way again. The Paralympics have broken taboos I did not know I had, taboos broken by stories of prosthetic limbs being hurled around the olympic village as much … Continue reading

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One has one’s mojo workin’

Two weeks on and I’m still buzzing with that opening ceremony. The nation has got its mojo workin’ (but it just won’t work on U-sa). The Queen was the business and it’s good to see that Equity are inviting her to … Continue reading

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I’m so bored with the U-S-A!

There’s nothing like a bad loser – this from the guys who gave us the Atlanta and  Los Angeles fiascos!   LONDON — Be careful if you run into Brits for the next little while: They’re under a spell.  Specifically, they … Continue reading

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Bolt live – a night with genius

Of all the very wonderful things about my Olympics, last night’s experience watching Usain Bolt and his colleagues clean up in the 200m sprint ranks highest. Not that the performances of the other five medallists on the night were not … Continue reading

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The incredible day

Everyone in Britain yesterday today will have been touched in some way by the Olympics. Like the opening ceremony, the events that unfurled last night in the Olympic Stadium were dream-like. Watch the action in the BBC’s brilliant video montage … Continue reading

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The giddy diversity that makes us tick!

If you’ve met me , you’ll know a 6ft 3″ middle aged white bloke with a plummy voice that has been nicknamed “Lord Henry” by my chavmates! I am the product of the public schools and Cambridge. My privileged background … Continue reading

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Stop moaning Britain!

I am in Manchester , it is raining- Jenny K is tweeting there’s no such verb  as “to medal”, the pensions world is indignant but I have the sun strapped over my shoulder and shout out “cheer up, stop moaning and enjoy the … Continue reading

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Twenty reasons to love these Olympics (and they’re only 2 days old)

The volunteers – they’re everywhere, they are helpful, they are the heart and soul of the Olympics THANKS The army – cancelling holidays to make this work – brilliant efficient reassuring THANKS Danny Boyle for helping us understand why we’re proud … Continue reading

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