Despite the fuck up’s with G4S and the futile threats of the UK border security and transport Unions, the Olympics in London are finally here and truly under way.
It was a fantastic opening ceremony by Danny Boyle – celebrating all that is good about being British – and I love the fact that it was so British at times, some countries probably didn’t get it – marvellous! Not to mention that the anthem from the Boleyn Ground – I’m forever blowing bubbles – got a rendition, which was a direct reference to the club. Made me proud, and the arms were aloft like at Upton Park on match day. We were up until 02h00 watching with the prospect of the little one waking up at 05h00 !
The TV is on for almost all the day, and we are watching as much of it as possible. The venues look amazing, and we will see it in the flesh next week for the Women’s Beach Volleyball and Mens Football final.
I am really excited about it all, and really want Team GB to exceed what they achieved in Beijing.(I hope so – bad first day for Cavendish who I thought was a dead cert). And I am watching all the disciplines no matter what – great exposure to stuff you are not really aware of.
For those who state that they could not give a monkey’s toss about it. well, you can’t avoid it – and frankly shame on you. You need not have an interest in sport at all, but at least back your home country for staging the bloody thing. Amazingly, someone on the MCF has declared that they will avoid everything possible to do with the Olympics and they reside in the UK. All very disappointing – I can’t believe that they would rather hunt for a shade variation than spur on our athletes.
The response may be “each to his own”, but in our lifetime, and long after we leave this earth, this event may not come back to London for another century or more – it is truly a once in a lifetime event. Unlike the discovery of a new variation of paint shade where only about 6 people in a world population of 7 billion give a shit.
It is here – 7 years in the making.
I am up for it. Go Team GB!