I've been pretty happy with how NZ is doing, especially in the Rowing. Bond and Murray demolished the world record by 6 seconds in the Men's Pair - and that was only the heats. Excited! We're also doing pretty well in the Equestrian, too.
As an aside, I'm watching the Cross Country now and I must say the camera work and direction is absolutely abysmal. Did they pull in small children from the crowd to work as camera ops while they all went off to have a beer?
Oh no you didn't.
But seriously, I think it's pretty good. Not amazing but honestly there's MUCH WORSE out there.
I can't believe you talked about ugliness (I agree about Spain ) and haven't mentioned the poor, unfortunate Russians. Whenever they come out in their tracksuits you can see the general humiliation written on their faces.
Warning: looking directly at this uniform may cause nausea and/or seizures
Yeah Mark Todd is looking good for a NZ medal even at his age!
But seriously, I don't like seeing people/horses injure themselves. A little bit of drama doesn't hurt, though.
EDIT: I take it back. That poor Canadian woman. And what happened to the Australian guy?
Nothing wrong with a little drama... part of the sport! Apparently the Australian guy fell at a simple fence near the end that they weren't even filming. His horse had slipped a couple times previous though.
I think the Canadian horse is still galloping round by itself!
Yeah, am worried about the Canadian rider. She didn't seem to be picking herself up :S None of the horses seem to have done themselves serious damage so far, at any rate. Hers looked like it was having an awesome time galloping off solo. It's an ill wind...
"A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices." --William James
I'd be a card-carrying sensotard, but I can't find the goddamn card.