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The British View

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

On the BBC this morning, there was a recap of the medal count. “Team GB,” as it is known here, is in third place in terms of Olympic gold medals (though in fourth place in total medals won). The commentator noted, with some bemusement, that the American Olympic contingent and the American press rank the participating countries’ performance by total medals – but we seem to be in the minority in that respect… Continue reading

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Tuesday, August 7, 2012

One of the uplifting things about the Olympics is to have 80,000 people standing in respect for a victor as the national anthem of that athlete’s home country is played. 3 days ago, I stood at attention (as did 79,999 others) as the national anthem of Ethiopia was played for women’s 10,000 meter champion Tirunesh Dibaba. Tonight, I stood as the national anthem of Grenada was played for men’s 400 meter champion Kirani James. Great moments.… Continue reading