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Trip Report Beat this for Olympicmania

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Someone's just put up bunting across the main street in our village. In Naval semaphore.

Decrypted (wonderful thing this interweb thingy) it reads "England expects that every man will do his duty". Sexist: but it helped bash the Frogs at Trafalgar.

Yesterday the Mayor of London recited his (well, an Oxford academic's) Olympic poem. In Greek, of course. A parody of Pindar (whose First Olympian Ode wowed them after the Games in 476 BC), it's only the second time the modern Olympics have pulled such a stunt, and it'll be engraved on a bronze plaque at the Olympic Park.

It'll be the only reference to a non-sponsor the Olympic Brand Police have allowed into the Park. (Adidas are the sportswear sponsor. But how can you write a Greek ode about the Olympics without reference to Nike?)

Pretentious? Nous?

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