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The Olympics: Day 9

Gymnastics:  Forget Super Saturday.  That’s so four years ago.  In Rio 2016, it’s all about Sensational Sunday.  Gold!  Gold!  Gold!  Max Whitlock Olympic Champion!  Now, we at Random Towers did say that young Max had the look of an Olympic champion about him, but that was on the pommel.  A floor medal was a possibility as he is the world silver medallist, bur with the Japanese Kenzo Shirai being able to throw out quadruple twists, a silver was the most that could have been expected.  … Read the rest

The Olympics: Day 5

Canoe Slalom K1:  After the third last canoeist, Britain’s Joe Clarke, had whizzed down the course to take the lead, and while his two rivals, Jiri Prskavec and Peter Kauzer, were on their run trying to overtake him, a certain song started playing in my head.  Gold.  (Gold.)  Always believe in your soul.  You’ve got the power to know, you’re indestructible.  Always believe in, because you are.  Gold…yep, it was stuck in my head.  And guess what?  It was GOLD!  Yes, Joe Clarke hung on … Read the rest

The Olympics: Day 1

After all the hoo-ha, the criticisms, the controversies, the protests, and the cheesy opening ceremony, the sport finally got underway.  Over the two weeks of sporting action, celebration, controversy, criticism, protests (you know its all gonna happen) and many cheesy moments (definitely gonna happen), yours truly at Random Towers will attempt to post snippets of random observations, reflections and ramblings on any sporting action or otherwise that takes my fancy.  So here goes.  On your marks, get set, er gooooooooooo…

Shooting:  The first gold medal … Read the rest