Thursday, July 07, 2005

Sports Bloopers

Congratulations to London for winning the right to host the 2012 Olympics! All the hard work, cajoling and schmoozing with the IOC delegates has paid off! Paris must be kicking themselves silly for missing the bid again. I wonder how much of that had to do with Blair's extended presence compared with Chirac's short stay in Singapore?

Anyway, I watched the live telecast of Dr Jacques Rogge announcement towards the end when they were screening the videos by the various candidate cities. The masters of ceremony (MC) for the event, in my opinion, were nothing more than pretty faces. I wonder how well-versed they were with the Olympics and sports in general?

Oh speaking of pretty faces, Diana Ser was trying to interview a delegate, ok any IOC delegate, streaming out from the event. She obviously didn't know who's who and walked up to one of them and asked, "Sir, are you a delegate?" to which the guy wagged his finger at her and walked on. The look on her face was priceless! See what happens when you hire a pretty face who hasn't done her homework?

Speaking of priceless looks, the Singapore French commerce president (ok the title slips me right now) was also interviewed on Channel News Asia minutes after the declaration of the host city. I really pity her; she kept a straight and smiling face while being interviewed live! A penny for her thoughts!

Oh, and I'll close with the flip-flop of the day, week, month, season. Two words -- Steven Gerrard.

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