Sunday, 24 August 2008

Is it Over Already?

 

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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5 comments:

jeanno43 said...

Yes all over for anothe four years.  Seb Coe says we are not even going to try and match the big spectacular openings but the governing council say we have to, a bench mark has been set and we must meet it.  I just do not know where we are going to get the money.  Also we are such a tiny Island compared with all the other venues!
I have always thought it would be fair it points were given instead of counting golds, 10 for a gold, eight for a silver, five for a bronze, something like that.  It would give everyone a more even chance especially the countries with very few competitors.
Having said that I think we have done a marvellous job and can hold our heads high and for once we bet Australia lol

buckoclown said...

Yes, it is hard to believe that the Olympics are almost over.  I do look forward to getting some better sleep though, I have a tendency to stay up too late watching them.  Good job Team GB :o)

chat2missie said...

I haven't watched the olympics just what I've heard on the news but I hear it was an exciting year!
Missie

hugsdoodlewacky said...

((((((((((((((((HUGSOYOU))))))))))))))))))))))))I havemt watched ir rhis year,but I am sure everyone did great.I love the pics.

ally123130585918 said...

I watched some of the games Leigh ~ and yes our team did a great job ~ and we are very proud of them ~ Ally x