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08/02/12 Grif.Net Blog – At the Olympics

08/02/12 Grif.Net Blog – At the Olympics

[Overheard as I chatted up some of the international athletes in London]

From the track: “I used to have a fear of hurdles, but I got over it.”

From the coxswain of the 8’s: “She is so indecisive she couldn’t choose
either oar.”

From the weightlifting center: “I finally found a spotter, and it’s like a
huge weight has been lifted off my shoulders.”

From the locker room: “I continually asked the track coach about joining the
U.S.A. team, but he just kept giving me the run-around.”

From the floor exercise: “I don’t like her. She’s always bending over
backwards to impress others.”

At the Wimbledon courts: “I didn’t cry when losing the gold-medal match. I
was afraid they’d charge me with racket tearing.”

In the stands: “I wish they’d have an Olympic event for men who are thin on
top. We could call it the balderdash.”

From the pool: “Our team can rely on the 10m platform high divers because of
their deep end ability.”

From the range: “The USA Archer lost on the last shot by an arrow margin.”

From Olympic Stadium: “I hate running in lane eight. It makes me feel like
such an outsider.”

[More in-depth reporting in future blogs]

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Dr Bob Griffin
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