Dear Olympics, Once again, as happened four years ago, I have found myself watching far more sport in the space of a few days than in the previous four years put together! I think what I like is that there is such a wide variety of things that I would not normally watch, and it’s nice to get a snapshot of so many different activities. You were also a great way to spend the evenings with my mum – discussing the finer points of gymnastics, diving, tennis and especially the cycling from the velodrome.
Dear equestrian events, Shouldn’t the horse also receive a medal?
Dear Andy Murray, There were a few heart-in-the-mouth moments, but what a fantastic achievement to retain your Olympic gold medal for the men’s singles.
Dear Team GB, Well done everyone – it’s been an amazing medal haul so far, and I think we might also be very high up in the ‘almost got one’ tables too.
Dear Rio, It is such a shame that there are so many empty seats at most of the events, especially when I think about how hard it was to get a ticket for anything at the London games. It was great, however, to see such a big turn-out lining the streets for the Triathlon.
Dear weather, I’ve really enjoyed the last few days of warm sunshine, and I suppose I should accept that the grass needs the rain that’s arrived now, but it doesn’t need too much, thank you.
Happy Friday everyone!