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 Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Wasn't that great?

London's third Olympics, perfectly timed, a brief glorious high in the slow decline of a nation.

I hope it made you feel a little better, and thanks for all the money you pumped into my local neighbourhood during the process.

To round things off, I thought we'd summarise the Games in hits and misses.

Forty pairs from me...

Olympic hit  Olympic miss      Olympic hitOlympic miss
LondonParis VolunteersSponsors
Goldonly Silver The BBCDaily Mail
MagentaBronze Red ButtonITV
PlanningMoaning BorisCameron
TransportShopping SportFootball
East EndWest End WomenIntolerance
The ArmyG4S Lottery FundingAtlanta 1996
CauldronWenlock NewhamTower Hamlets
PrideCynicism Team GBDepression UK
DLRWater Chariots Torch RelayTicketing
SailingSwimming Sold OutEmpty seats
MedalsFourth Mo & JessDai & Idowu
TriumphCock-up UnderworldBush & Bowie
BaldingInverdale Becks on a boat  Becks on a taxi
OpeningClosing Super SaturdayHangover Monday
The QueenQueen Olympic ParkVictoria Park
StellaPaul Greenwich ParkPlaying fields
Cyclingcyclists Games MakersMcDonalds
CoeNOGOE Water fountainsCoca-Cola
BoltGames Lanes 16 daysOnly 16 days

(and you've contributed some pairs too. Any more?)
FireworksMissiles Horse dancingBoris dancing
Danny BoyleKim Gavin BA Park LiveBT London Live
AdviceReality Natural highDrugs cheats
LOCOGLogo Cauldron...on TV ...in the Park
RudishaMakhloufi  SideburnsComic headgear
DedicationCelebrity Hazel IrvineTrevor Nelson
HeatherwickKapoor CheeringPop interludes
89p hamburger £5.50 pasty South KoreaNorth Korea
AtmosphereShelter Parkland gardensPleasure Gardens
ParachuteZipwire ??????

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