After an amazing and wonderful Opening Ceremony on Friday night, the London 2012 Games got under way properly on Saturday.
And it was a disappointing start for Team GB. Mark Cavendish, widely expected to take gold in the Men’s Road Race on Saturday, failed miserably and then had the nerve to claim that the other competing nations had conspired against Team GB. Hello ~ these are the Olympic Games ~ it’s not supposed to be easy! Perhaps the cycling team would have been better served by not publicly stating their game plan pre-race.
Happily, on Sunday, Team GB ladies faired much better in their Road Race, with Lizzie Armitstead taking the silver in a dramatic sprint to the finish with Marianne Vos of the Netherlands.
In the Aquatic Centre last night, Rebecca Adlington raced out of her skin in lane 8 to clinch the bronze. Astonishingly, she swam last night’s 400m Freestyle faster than she did four years ago when she claimed the gold in Beijing.
Today’s medal hopes lie with young Tom Daley and his partner Pete Waterfield in the Men’s synchronised 10m platform and the lads and lasses in the Gymnastics.
Does anyone actually have tickets for the Games? We were unsuccessful in all our bids and are not happy to see swathes of empty seats at the venues.