No idea what laser sailing is though.
Contrary to expectations, London's public transport system has not collapsed under the weight of the Olympic attendees. I never thought it would. A lot of money and effort was expended in advance to ensure that it functioned well, and so far no disasters. The dire warnings even spooked local Londoners who know about transport there. Smugly from afar I can say, I told you it would be ok on the night.
I have been slightly bemused by two American media outlets pressing the point that London's public transport rail system is very old and often breaks down, but Londoners are used to that. Perhaps these are media outlets who like Mitt Romney and what he said about the risk of the having the Olympics in London.
While returning from the City on the tram the other day, I absently mindedly flicked through some apps on my phone. I read a bit of BBC news and a bit from The Guardian. Oh look, my London Tube Map app. Lordy, Pants lived here and the next station is Stratford, the station to get to the principal Olympic venues, via a shopping centre. Somehow I am guessing the Javelin to the Olympics does not stop at Hackney Wick. Poor Pants would have probably had to catch a train into St Pancreas and then the Javelin back past her place to get to the Olympics. She was smart to sell up the palatial Pant's Palace when she did and move back to Australia, no matter what a cultural backwater it is.
I can't say I am paying much attention to the Olympics, except for the colour and movement in London itself. Apparently our Channel Nine coverage is full of ads, appalling and very jingoistic. What a surprise. Naughty people have been getting around BBC geo blocking to receive their superior converage.
I have never heard our ABC sports broadcaster Gerard Whateley call a sporting event, but I have often heard him talking about sports on the wireless and I liked him. But after hearing him commentate an Olympic sporting event, maybe swimming, I no longer like him. He called it like an over the top mega important horse race. He was almost hysterical. And Australia lost! God knows what he would have been like if we won.
Fastest sprinter in world Usain Bolt ran 100 metres in just less than ten seconds. If he could keep that up, slightly struggling to adapt metric to a sixty minute clock, that would be one minute and forty seconds per kilometre. Wow, that is faster than my trip home from work along Dandenong Road. But then an Australian lass Sally Pearson won a hurdle race of 100 metres in about twelve seconds. Two seconds longer and she had to jump over hurdles. Try that Bolt.
The next games are in Rio de Janeiro. I wonder where they will be after that. Please not Melbourne. We've had our turn. The games weren't quite the size they are now.