Monday, August 13, 2012


In the can, and IMO an amazingly successful Olympics.

For the first time in three Olympics nobody died. Not even the modern pentathlete who pulled his horse over almost on top of him (ow).

Amazing opening ceremony and a closing ceremony that, for my generation, just said 'rave'. In big letters.

First Olympics at which every country's delegation of athletes contained at least one woman.

Christine Dujardin became the first woman to win dressage gold for the United Kingdom AND the first athlete to win dressage gold wearing a safety helmet.

Oscar Pistorius became the first athlete to compete in both the Olympic and Paralympic games.

First gold medal for Serbia. First medal of any color for Gabon.

And overall, an amazing celebration.