Sunday, 12 August 2012

London 2012

You know, I’ve said this before, and I’ll possibly say this again.

But I’m no sports fan.

But as I write this, it’s been officially confirmed: that the Great Britain team at this year’s 30th Olympiad — oh, all right, the London 2012 Summer Olympic Games — has come third in the medal table.

And, while I’m not usually one for being patriotic — having grown up during the 1970s when right wing hate groups like the National Front were around, I’ve always found too much flag waving to be vaguely suspicious — I have to admit, I’m quietly feeling rather proud of the fact my country’s achievement.

Not just in coming third: although that’s something, when you consider that only the USA and China are ahead of us.

But also — in these austere times  — in being able to stage them in the first place.

Well … 

I think I’m happy about it.

Let’s hope Britain’s home football teams pick up a few hints … !

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