Post Olympic thoughts

Now that the Olympics are over [for 4 years, or 1.5 years or so if you include the winter games in Sochi]:

A real bummer that the Canadian women’s soccer team got some bad officiating and ended up with a bronze. The Norwegian referee wasn’t in any further games [a sort of demotion].

Michael Phelps hitting 21 medals including 17 gold medals in his Olympic career – ranking something like 40 or so in the all-time country list if he was a country.

Our only gold in – errr – trampoline? Sorry trampoline fanatics but trampoline isn’t up there compared to soccer gold, swimming gold, 100m track gold, etc. [Somewhere in the world, some sports journalist will note this and laugh.]

An excellent opening ceremony but so-so closing ceremonies. Legends Paul McCartney and The Who who closed each show with a seven minute medley. Give them something lengthy. It was the end of the show.

Our Prime Minister, Stephen Harper, who is supposed to be the “number one” Canadian fan was almost a no show throught the Olympics – unless he was asked. Where was he? He wasn’t trying to pass some useless bill in parliament.

Usain Bolt [if not Michael Phelps] will rake in the money as the fastest man in the world.

A real bummer with the Canadian four man relay towards the end of the Olympics when one of the runners went over the line.

The largest McDonalds ever [overtaking one in Orlando], capable of doing 1200 orders an hour [the amount was estimated prior to the Olympics]. Now what do they do with it once the Olympics are over. 20 cashiers, 1500 seats, and staffed by 500 including at least 200 at any time. That’s a lot of obese people.

Finally, “The Royals” showing up quite often at the events – even doing “The Wave” like all the other dull normals. Hip. Hip. Horary!