Olympics Well Under Way

Our England duo seem to be doing really well in the Mixed Curling and it would be good to see them in the semi-final at midday on BBC1.

The speed skating reminded me of Gerry – below – in 1950.  No sign of head to toe lycra in those days.  I am sure the skates are considerably different – variations on whether short track or ordinary speed skating were being discussed by one of the team coaches last night.

The short-track mixed relay was extraordinary for those unfamiliar with it – so many skaters on the rink (3 per team?), then one suddenly pops up and gives his teammate a shove in the back to set him/her off on the next few laps.  Handing over batons would probably be a bit dangerous.

Gerry Swan – 1950
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