Sunday, 19 August 2012

Enoch Was Right

...who was translated, so that he should not see death:
he was not found; for he had this testimony, that he had pleased God.  
Hebrews 11:5

Friday, 10 August 2012

Olympiolae in Olympia: the Real Medal Table

There is great excitement at the apparent successes of what I suppose we must call “Team GB”, but we fear this is misplaced. Team GB are said to be in third place in the medal table, but as far as we can tell the current standings, with two days to go, really look like this:

1. USA (so-called): two gold (pygme and decathalon) , one silver (decathalon).
2. Jamaica: one each of gold, silver and bronze (all in the stadion)
3. (=) Grenada (gold in the diaulos) and Russia (provisionally gold in the pale)
5. (=) the Dominican Republic, Japan, and Team GB (silver respectively in the diaulos, pale and pygme)
8. (=) Trinidad, Cuba, Ireland and Iran (bronzes in the diaulos, decathalon, pygme and pale)