Monday, August 11, 2008

The Kiwi Olympics

Have been watching some of the Beijing coverage last night and tonight, not that I am a sports fan but the country is, so I am going along with it for the ride. The only problem is it is very NZ-centric so you don't get to see much of the sports with no Kiwi participants. The TV has even postponed showing Coronation St. for the duration. I've relocated my laptop to the TV room so I can blog & browse the net and keep an eye on things. It's very educational. Last night I learned a new word 'peloton'.

It looks like NZ are most likely to strike gold in the rowing, with Emma Twigg and Mahe Drysdale doing well in the heats. I learned the other day that a work colleague of mine is the partner of Ben Fouhy - the kayaker who won Silver at Athens, so we will be keeping an eye on him too.

Watched the football last night between NZ and Brazil but it was so poorly matched that I resorted to a bottle of Corona and a bag of Walkers Salt & Vinegar. Theresa - you'd be proud of me. In fact I was reminded of that day we went for an extremely strenuous swim at Little Shoal Bay and raced back here for beer & crisps (and I don't like beer).

Medal results table.

1 comment:

mariSh said...

hmmmmmmm... in Poland every child knows this word! If you live in a country known for cycling races - you ought to.-