I'm reading UK headlines just now about how this is the most gold they've gotten in over 100 years. Whilst still a great accomplishment we shouldn't forget that there were fewer medals 100 years ago and so olde Britain still kicks modern Britain's butt.
1908 had 110 events and 22 nations in attendance. 2012 has 302 events and 204 nations attending.
Comparing the golds gained now to then is just sheer folly.
Nowt against the athletes though, they've all put their everything into it to compete and every person who attended should be praised for their efforts.
Apart from the dopers. But glad that wasn't the main message of this Olympics (The one from Atlanta in 96 really pushed that message, even found its way into video games).
It wasn't awful Ardee. It was much better than I thought it would be (Which was awful). Still didn't stand up to the Beijing Olympics but I'm reckoning might fare better than the Rio ones.