Tag Archives: London 2012

The legacy starts here – and its down to us


When the last firework exploded in the sky over London and the Houses Of Parliament were lit up with the Union Flag we began the hard part of the London 2012 Games – guaranteeing the legacy. Those tidying up this … Continue reading

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Some lies, damn lies and then some awesome Olympic statistics


Unavoidable Olympic conclusions – if you are an amateur: Dorney Lake has faster water than Stratford or the Serpentine. Overall London is roughly 20% slower than Beijing. If you want to get medals the easy way… learn to swim Don’t … Continue reading

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So what is British culture?


Question: What do foreign television channels, English, immigration, social networking and abortion have in common? Answer: In various places around the world they have been cited as destroying national culture The recent thinly-veiled racism in Leicester protesting about the local … Continue reading

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My Olympic viewing – Day 15: #GoMo


Medals: Gold – Mo Farah – Men’s 5000m, Ed McKeever – Men’s 200m Kayak K1, Luke Campbell – Bantamweight Boxing. Bronze – Tom Daley – Men’s 10m diving, Men’s 200m Kayak K2. Yesterday in Leicester a group of residents of … Continue reading

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My Olympic viewing – Day 12: Where’s Wenlock?


Medals: None The Arcelor Mittal Orbit Tower looms over the Olympic Park… and it’s growing on me. The sheer size of it is disconcerting. I’m a big fan of the Angel Of the North, I’ve seen the Statue of Liberty … Continue reading

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My Olympic viewing – Day 11: Beijing beaten, BBC blunders, Hoy Hooray


Medals: Gold – Chris Hoy – Men’s Cycling Keirin, Laura Trott – Women’s Cycling Omnium, Dressage Team, Alistair Brownlee – Men’s Triathlon. Silver -Victoria Pendleton – Women’s Cycling Sprint, Nick Dempsey – Men’s Windsurfing. Bronze – Jonny Brownlee – Men’s … Continue reading

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My Olympic viewing – Day 9: Usain Bolt…that is all


Medals: Gold – Andy Murray – Mens Singles, Ben Ainslie – Sailing Finn. Silver – Christine Ohurugu – Women’s 400m,   Louis Smith – Men’s Pommel, Tennis Mixed Doubles, Sailing Star Class. Bronze – Ed Clancy – Men’s Cycling Omnium, … Continue reading

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