While I’m still huffing about the Olympics being in China in the first place, I guess I have to admit it’s going very well, perhaps most spectacularly for Team GB. As a shareholder in the British and Irish teams (having played the lottery in the UK and paid tax in Ireland) I have to say I’m pretty happy with the investment. A thrilling weekend, with heartbreak for the two eights on the rowing lake, stunning swimming, outstanding cycling, and, amazing records being set in the gymnastics hall (well, our first ever apparatus medal) just makes me think of all that could happen for the London games four years from now. I’m also reminded of the tough job for the selectors of sports personality of the year. Super!