Taivas on sininen ja kultainen… February 26, 2006Posted by BiB in Uncategorized.
Well, that’s the Olympic spectacle over for another two years (apart from the closing ceremony, which is apparently going to feature not just Avril Lavigne but also Ricky Martin. Imagine!). The biathlon and cross-country skiing events have been right up my alley, as has the ice-hockey, belatedly. Partly because ice-hockey-ists are so good at ice-hockey. I mean, I know it’s their job ‘n all, but they seem better at ice-hockey than footballers are at football, say. And there are no boring bits, and it’s fast, and their skills are marvellous. (And they never fall over and wear ridiculous costumes – well, not that ridiculous – or attempt triple salchows. Those ice-dancers are just asking for trouble.)
Well, the Finns go home without a single gold. The Brits go home with a single silver. And the Germans come home laden with all sorts of booty. I shall look forward to Vancouver in four years’ time. Gimme the nice-sized Winter Olympics over the ludicrously overstretched Summer version any day of the week or, rather, any other year of the calendar.