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Back in the USA

Thursday, August 9, 2012

I am now back to watching the action from the other side of the Atlantic. The breaking of a world record in one of track’s most storied events is always worth pausing to reflect upon. Today, the 800 meter record fell as David Rudisha of Kenya won the gold medal and posted a sizzling time of 1:40.91. Anytime the world’s greatest track athletes assemble in one place, it causes me to think what is within the realm of possibility… Continue reading

Old and New

Sunday, August 5, 2012

My excitement and awe over last night at Olympic Stadium prevented me from mentioning the other events I saw yesterday. The men’s soccer match between Mexico and Senegal at Wembley was highly entertaining – won by Mexico in extra time. While soccer fans would no doubt prefer the senior teams of each of the participating countries, the policy of having under 23 teams play actually leads to a more open game. And sombreros at Wembley? Loved it.… Continue reading