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Ring Around Things Olympian

So underwhelmed am I about the Games of the XXIX Olympiad that I am commencing my daily blog twenty-four hours after the opening ceremony. And whether I can be bothered to do it daily is a moot point as well.

The jingoism of the Aussie media (not to mention the commercial sponsors) is achieving new heights. The implied tone is one of "Aussie Versus The Drug Cheats", Drug Cheats and Rest Of The World being interchangeable synonyms.

And that's not smog that causing that haze over the Great Wall as the cycling pedal around on their six-hour road race. That is all the hypocrisy that is oozing everywhere over China's hosting of the 2008 Olympics. Did anyone ever think they would live up to all those promises they made back in 2001?

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