Wednesday, 18 July 2012

New Olympic Events

Less than 10 days to go and I'm really looking forward to the following events which are debuting at this year's Olympics:

  • British Bulldog - Team GB's big medal hope.
  • Kiss Chase.
  • Off-Ground It.
  • Block 1-2-3.
  • Conkers - may be stymied by the lack of conkers in August.
  • Dodge Ball.
  • Red Rover.
  • French Skipping - ironically the French aren't fancied this time.
  • Please Mr Crocodile.
Do please let me know what other events should be considered for 2016.

Thursday, 5 July 2012

Heavy Medal

My workplace is holding a competition to predict the final medal tally for Team GB in the Olympics.  I've recorded my prediction (well, guess) below so I can keep track...

Gold = 21
Silver =  16
Bronze =  18
Total = 55

Unfortunately, the cycling, which got us 12 medals in 2008, has been butchered and there are now far fewer medal opportunities in that sport.  But home advantage should give GB a chance to increase the overall medal tally since the last Games.  I reckon they should surpass the total of 47 medals, but I'm being conservative and predicting an increase of only 2 golds.

It's sobering to realise that UK Sport's official target is only 1 higher than the Beijing games.