These Olympics get even better when you consider the medal table from the point of view of the erstwhile British Empire. And not just because you have to shift some medals across to account for Hong Kong: there’s Empire swimming star Michael Phelps and Empire runner Usain Bolt to enjoy too. And our victorious Empire team in the mens’ eights.
But the highlight, surely, has been Dan Topolski’s heart-and-lungs-on-sleeve commentary in the rowing. Feliks’ son has done his country proud.
He’s quite irresistable, and this, I think, reaches levels of voice-breaking enthusiasm that were beyond him even in 2004. Shout at your television! (Link may not work outside the UK).
UPDATE: Courtesy of Mr Euginedes, that corrected Olympic medal table is here.