What could the Olympic committee come up with as a more appropriate gift than flowers?Id prefer a power drill to flowers....
— Adam Hollioake (@adamhollioake) August 3, 2012
It's one whole week since the opening of the Games of the Triple-x Olympiad. As that traditional Australian saying goes: There are no winners and losers, just silver medallists. Here are a few random items from the first seven days that I haven't previously mentioned:
BREAKING: Muhammad Ali wins boxing Light Heavyweight gold medal in Rome
— NBC Delayed (@NBCDelayed) July 30, 2012
It was my lifelong ambition to be an Olympic seat. To provide rest and comfort for cheering sports fans. I feel like such a failure.
— The empty seat (@OlympicSeat) July 29, 2012
There was Ruben Limardo Gascon, winner of the men's individual epee and Venezuela's first gold medallist since 1968, leaving the ExCel arena on the tube and with his medal still around his neck, being twitpic'd by his fellow commuters.
There was the dog that greeted the cyclists during the peloton in the men's road race:
and the warning to humans to not trying anything similar:
We know you want to get a great photo...but don't stand in the middle of the road like a zombie! Keep clear as they go past.
— Surrey Police (@SurreyPolice) July 28, 2012
And there was the insight of Micronesian weightlifter Manuel Minginfel, said to reporters after finishing 10th in the 62kg:
"I expected to do better but the weights were too heavy."