Lets be honest. This bejeweled Isle of Greenery upon which the British reside would never have thought we’d be third in the Olympics table with one day to go (except if you’re American where for some reason we are fourth behind Russia). As I sit here with glass in hand I am watching some truely stunning athletics.
We have Usain Bolt. The guy is unbeatable. And GB has Mo Farah. Who? Mo is the man. He runs around in circles and just wipes the floor. All comers. 10000 metres – Gold. 5000 metres – Gold! And both these supermen of running have a signature ‘win pose’.
For Usain there is the ‘ Lightning Bolt’. For Mo there is the ‘ Mo Bot’:
Now in this picture you get two of the most amazing athletics stars of the London Games. 6 ft 5 inch Bolt playing to an 80k crowd with a British guy who has wiped the floor with African legends to win the long distance double. And they are reversing the roles – Mo does the ‘Lightning Bolt’ whilst Usain does the ‘Mo Bot’. TV Gold my friends.
But we have more. Remember the film ‘Cool Runnings’? John Candy teaching Jamaicans how to Bobsleigh? No? Watch it.
The Times got it. They summed the whole games up with this cover earlier in the week:
I love John Candy so I thought he deserved a show on this pic.
Not meaning to rub it in but the last shots shows how fast Bolt is. In the 4×100 relay he started off the anchor line more or less level with the American guy:
– but he just stormed ahead:
…and took the Olympic record! Loved the Olympics.