Have just been watching the synchronised diving on TV.. well, to be exact, the womens's 10 metre .. not an easy exercise, considering the short distance.
Australia won the silver .. after China.
Synchronicity is China's forte. That was obvious during the opening ceremony. The slogan “One world, one dream “..is a dangerous concept, perhaps. Been around since the Assyrians “came down like a wolf on the fold”. Empires Greek, Roman, Visigoth, Mongol - were built and discarded.
And yet, one cannot suppress a sneaking admiration for the Chinese experiment.
They are not, as individuals, physically strong – and yet, mentally together, they would be a formidable force if one wanted to pursue an alternative or individual train of thought.
Australians are golden in the water. Some things decided, some not.
Water polo – Australia 8 against Spain 9.
America has won gold in the Olympic shotgun shooting match .. heh.
[PS, have just popped down to the local library in the car to post this and read stuff, typing this by torchlight .. just downloaded the PDF Vest, will read it when i get back to the van.]