This post replaces the now traditional (hopefully funny) ‘farewell’ film clip to the current month (and anyway they were in August) as, due to circumstances, I was not able to cover as I would have wished the Olympics whilst they were happening.
I understand this to have been the case in the U.S as well as brilliant programming (to maximise advertising revenue) only allowed the telly to give coverage 6 hours after the event. Are the Americans, whose sporting traditions are legendary, still catching up on the 10,000 metres due to ads from Gap?
I also noticed that there was little from Engine Room (whose idea of exercise is getting up in the morning) or Pete (who never gets up) and now that the Paralympics have started with the really poor coverage by Channel 4 it brings into focus what an absolutely fantastic job was done by all at the
Everything, but everything was a-maze-ing! Camera, schedule, info and above all the commentators.
I have always been a fan of the Olympian Michael Johnson (and I still can’t believe he turned down US TV to work for ‘us’) whose insights and descriptions are truly interesting and very sanguine and to the point
but the sight of the ‘studio clip’ of they and the others going completely mental…
…when Mo won is priceless!!
So, if like me, you still marvel at the achievements of Olympians and want to see more (while it is up there), follow this BBC link and relive a little of Bradley Wiggins et al.
To sign off, and just annoy Pete, there was another Johnson hero at the Olympics
Rock on Boris – at least I and Mme Glynskette love ya!!
Yours, diablog, still agog