I can’t believe the Olympics are coming to an end. It certainly doesn’t feel like coverage has been broadcast for sixteen days, anyway.
As I type this, Team Great Britain have won 19 gold medals, 13 silver medals and 15 bronze medals. The team has achieved forty-seven medals in all and rank fourth in the league table. Well done team, your country is very proud of you!
However, I do not think it is fair that in the league tables, they only count the Gold total. It’s as if the Silver and Bronze medals do not matter. The Silver and Bronze may not be as prestigious as Gold, but it’s still a good attempt. Maybe in the future they could change the scoring system. Perhaps 5 points for a Gold, 3 points for a Silver, and 1 point for a Bronze?
It’s the Olympics Closing Ceremony today. The Opening Ceremony in Beijing was so spectacular! I woner what surprises China have in store for us today. I predict that the Opening Ceremony of the 2012 Games are going to be a tough act to follow. I mean, for a start, we don’t have the same amount of money to spend.
Well done Team GB once again. According to the “Daily Mirror” this Olympic Games has been the best performance by athletes to date. Let’s hope the Prime Minister, Gordon Brown keeps his vow to give the team Honours!
Get ready for the Paralympics Games which begin on 6th September!
Pictures above are from the Opening Ceremony of the Games in Beijing.
Team GB arrive at Hathrow Airport, London.
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