Drugs and the London Olympics

August 16, 2012

DRUGS AND THE LONDON OLYMPICS A couple of days ago, London 2012 would have been regarded as a drug-free Olympics, but the news that the Belarussian women’s shot put gold medalist¬†Nadzeya Ostapchuk has tested positive for the anabolic steroid metenolene in samples taken both before and after her London competition,¬†has raised the spectre of drugs…

AUSTRALIA AT LONDON 2012: was it that bad?

August 16, 2012

The popular opinion is that this has been a disastrous Olympics for Australia. Certainly a total of 7 gold medals and 10th place on the medal tally is well below the expectation of 12-16 gold and 5th-6th on the table which has been the situation in the last three Olympics. Gold, silver, bronze, total, placing…

AUSTRALIANS AT LONDON 2012

August 15, 2012

It was a disappointing London Olympics for Australia. I will look into the overall performance in my next news item, but today let’s look at some of the great (and not so great) Aussie performances. Let’s start with the seven gold. I think my favourite was Anna Meares. I really gave her no chance at…

LONDON 2012

August 14, 2012

As I sit back and watch the Closing Ceremony, it is time to reflect on London 2012. The first and most obvious thing to say is that this has been a fantastic Olympics. The best ever? Well I am not going to get into that debate, but I think London was on a par with…