Two Northern Ireland fencers
Jonathan Edwards on the big screen. Had to make it monochrome, epileptics wouldn't respond well to the jacket.
Sebastian Coe: 'and at Thursday's election, your parents all moved to the left'.
Then… oh dear. Sebastian Coe (wonder whether his LOCOG fees are being put through a tax-evading service company?), the CEO of Sainsbury's, another thieving tax-evader trying to buy the public's affection, followed by perhaps the only man who could make him look less selfish, Jeremy Hunt, in what I hope and pray is his last official appearance as a public servant (ho ho ho) before his Leveson appearance next week and resignation in disgrace. He made one jokey aside referring to his recent troubles - tumbleweed.
The only amusing bit was the grovelling commentator who followed Hunt. After toe-curling praise for his support (despite this government's slashing of £162 million from school sport, resulting in less activity and a shrunken School Games), he moved seamlessly on to remind us of the most important bits of the Athletes' Charter - emphasising honesty and fair play. It's almost as if it was aimed at Mr Hunt. But it couldn't be. Oh no.
English hordes call for Jeremy Hunt's public evisceration
I can't post lots of pictures on Flickr until I get home - this internet connection is so slow I could personally visit your houses with printouts before they'd upload, but I'll post a few on Vole each day if I get the chance. As for me… well, I'm kitted out in bright blue 'event management' sports gear. I spent the day haring around doing, well, 'stuff', and learned quite a lot about armoury and weapons control. Tomorrow starts at 5.45 a.m. I shouldn't have any problem getting up: my room is at the end of City Airport's runway and flights start at 5 a.m.… If there are any quiet periods, I'm aiming to mark a dissertation per day. Today's seemed to have been mailed in from 1999: it discussed music downloading as though Napster and Kazaa were still relevant.
In other news: wonderful win for Hollande and France, and good news for the hard left in Greece. Shame that New Dawn (Greek Nazis) did well too though.