Kate Richardson Walsh to carry the flag for Great Britain in the closing ceremony. Personally would have chosen Nick Skelton but it just goes to show the embarrassment of riches BOA had when it came to choosing!
we can all go back now to being negative about football this positive stuff isn't all its made out to be
The Olympics took my mind off the pathetic display by us yesterday, I'm fu**ed from now on .
Ha ha! I don't know what I'll do now! I've loved these games (no doubt helped by Great Britain's astonishing performance!). There was a real worry before the start of these games that it just would not be taken with the same enthusiasm as London or Beijing before it. The lack of attention paid to Rio in the run up made me question whether the Olympics were happening this year which really heightened anxieties that a post London hangover was about to happen. Thankfully it didn't!
The fact they were able to still pull it off despite that is an amazing achievement more so when you consider the controversies of the Russian doping scandal beforehand and the hysteria surrounded by the Zika virus.
Compare these Olympics to the f**king awful Euro 2016 and it's vulgar fan behaviour, violent policing and appalling football and you realise how much more the Olympics and all the other sports can provide in comparison to any football tournament. Because it offers so much more it leaves a bigger vacuum to fill which is why it's always a sad occasion when the Olympic flame goes out.
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