So yesterday I finally watched some of the Olympics. I watched the 5000 metre race where we had Mo Farah going for not just another gold but to get a long distance running double. He made it. He won the race and becomes one of seven men to do it. It's where you earn a gold medal in both the 5000 metre and 10000 metre race. If I've understood this correctly. While I didn't really get sucked in, and only gave a silent "yes" and fist pump when he made it, I have to say that is a damn good show. Despite being neither a sports fan, a patriot, an Olympics watcher, or someone who generally cares about things, I have to say "well done chap" and I have to say that to everyone there. Or I suppose "chappette" to the dames. They work hard to do what they do, and I won't try and take anything away from them. I might not watch but millions of others do, potentially billions. Well done guys, good show. Of course the true test comes next Olympics. Let's see how we do off the home turf.
Another brilliant highlight of course was the American runner Tyson Gay. I can not tell you how utterly fantastic it is to see a giant man running with the word GAY written in big bold letters on his chest. Damn I can't imagine what that guy went through growing up. This man is why we should be fighting for gay rights. This man has a right to marry, even if he is, quite literally, a gay.
Sorry, I really couldn't resist.
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