Sunday, August 24, 2008

Limpix...

Britain: David Beckham, a double-decker bus, Leona Lewis, Jimmy Page and Boris Johnson. Apparently. Yes, the medal haul was impressive. But I fear for the 2012 opening ceremony. Which will undoubtedly feature McFly and Will Young in some capacity, a bunch of Morris dancers and several thousand tubby majorettes. I'll miss the Olympics - can't remember ever being so interested in them as I have been this year, give or take some adolescent dreaming about Nadia Komaneci. Well done China. Free Tibet!

1 comment:

Music Man said...

I hope we do not even attempt to emulate the Chinese. Instead we should run it as if it was a school sports day. Held on various school fields, people asked to bring their own chairs to sit on, Seb Coe holding the ball of wool that acts as the finishing line, Boris Johnson on loudhailer announcing the results and asking competitors to sit further back as they get too excited. Certificates knocked out on a computer. Putin, Cameron and McCain in the 'parents' race. I am certain that the Americans, Chinese and Japanese would see it as a quirky, eccentric British way of doing it and love it. It would also prove a great leveller with Usain Bolt doing the 100 meteres in sandshoes on a grass field. And it wouldn't matter if Paula Radcliffe cried because there is always some kid who cries when they drop their egg off the spoon. With the shambolic Boris in charge I think we might just get away with it.