Category Archives: Olympics

It’s good to be Great.


Britain look like beating the medal tally they achieved as a home competitor. In medal terms they will be either second or third most successful competitor on this most elevated of world stages. So why should anyone question a little … Continue reading

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Singing when we’re winning


  As everyone who turns on any media this morning will know, Britain is winning. ‘We’ have 50 medals, 19 golds and on a per capita to medal calculation, we’re on top of the world. So for a third Olympics … Continue reading

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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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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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