Had I the heavens' embroidered cloths,
Enwrought with golden and silver light,
The blue and the dim and the dark cloths
Of night and light and the half-light,
I would spread the cloths under your feet:
But I, being poor, have only my dreams;
I have spread my dreams under your feet,
Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.
Firstly we had the imposter who led the Indian team
through the opening ceremony causing an outrage from Indian diplomats.
There's always one, and this time it's the sculler from
the Sahara. Six months ago Hamadou Djibo Issaka was a gardener working in the
Niger capital, Niamey, with a sideline in swimming.
He may not have won his race, nor even come
close, but he certainly won the hearts of the crowd. They roared the Niger
rower across the finish line at Eton Dorney as he finished his heat in last
place, 100 seconds behind the winner. The valiant performance in the men's
single sculls has seen him hailed a hero.
Then meet Jennet the Jellyfish Saryyeva of Turkmenistan
who finished a minute and 18 seconds behind the rest of the competitors in her
400m freestyle heat. Her time of 5min 40.29sec is two seconds outside her
personal best and a national record for Equatorial Guinea.
On Tuesday we had the farcical badminton match with both
Chinese and South Korean pairs trying to lose to secure an easier quarter-final
draw. China's Wang Xiaoli and Yu Yang played against South Korea's Jung Kyung-eun
and Kim Ha-na. The longest rally in the first game had been just four strokes.
The shuttle cock was deliberately aimed at the net when the second Korean pair,
the third seeds Ha Jung-eun and Kim Min-jung, then attempted to engineer defeat
in their match against Indonesia's Meiliana Jauhari and Greysia Polii. This culminated
in less ha ha and more loud booing from the audience, resulting in their
However here on the gnome-front we report that it came to light yesterday that an interloper managed to get past security and enter the Blogville Olympic
Venue. Said imposter snuck in to ‘The Couch Potato’ event and tried to secure
himself a place on team Lily & Muffin.Our reporters at Molly Media having obtained the evidence will be passing
the proof to Major Frankieand Chief of Pawlice and Gnomeland security, Sarge.
On closer inspection we have
identified the culprit as none other than Norman the Gnome who is still missing
and now at large somewhere in Blogville. An exhausted Lily stated that after a
mammoth task of hosting the event she did not notice Normans’ presence was illegal
and she is devastated to realise that her team may have been infiltrated by the
gnomposter. Lily said she thought Norman had been officially gnominated as part
of her team. It would appear that drug tests will need to be carried out as
clearly the little man was plastered. Norman the interloper appears to be
determined to get gnominated for gold at any cost. What event will he appear in
next? We have every confidence that Sarge will apprehend the miscreant, hopefully
with gnome resistance, before any further disruption can be caused. And today over at the Blogville Olympics we have..............
The stick event by Goose!