William Bradley: London's Grand Olympics, On and Off the Track
Huffington Post Sports - over 4 years
What a fantastic Olympics we've just had. I miss the Games already.
The spectacle was grand, but what I hope really last are the spirits of internationalism and participation in sport. Both in pursuit of excellence and in pursuit of overall, lifelong fitness, something which is now sorely lacking in the U.S.
London put on a grand show, Mitt Romney's stunningly boorish and buffoonish comments on Olympics eve notwithstanding, which made this Englishman a few centuries removed quite happy. This was the third Olympics that London has hosted, more than any other city -- Los Angeles, with two Olympics under its belt, has hosted the most for an American city -- and it showed again why it is such an enduringly international and cosmopolitan city.
The opening ceremony was wonderful. Conceived and coordinated by Britain's Oscar-winning director Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire) I watched much of it in real time and loved it. Entitled "The Isles of Wonder," the ceremony was quin
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