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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 4

Diving:  There was only one topic of conversation – no, not China’s endless domination of the sport, nor Tom Daley’s swimming trunks (this was the ladies’ synchro platform diving), but the remarkably green colour of the diving pool, which had mysteriously morphed into grimy shade of pond.  Quickly dubbed Pool-Gate, no official explanations were offered to baffled onlookers, though many plausible and implausible reasons were suggested, including the most likely that the chlorine levels had been low overnight, causing algae to grow and turn the … Read the rest