A state permitting clear perception and understanding; the area that may be seen distinctly or resolved into a clear image.

Olympic fever

We thought we would take a break from topics of which evolve
round Accountancy and other financial aspects as we at Accountancy 4 Growth like many others
across the nation and the globe have been caught by ‘Olympic Fever’. London
2012 is not off to a very good start, the mass amount of negative press over
the blown budget, the unavailability of tickets to the regular working
individual, the debacle of Olympic Security, and even yesterday’s unfortunate
error of judgement in Scotland of “Flaggate”. Despite these teething problems,
of which in many other industries may have cost Lord Coe his job, will
fortunately enough be overshadowed by the positive aspects of the Olympics.

Firstly Team GB are genuine contenders in numerous areas of
the Olympics, whilst in the past we have relied on ‘Posh Sports’ such as the
fencing, rowing and sailing, of recent years we have become a force to be
reckoned with in the velodrome and may even gain some medals in the Pool and on
the track. The British Track and Field squad are targeting 8 medals which
although maybe be over shadowed by the likes of the USA is still positive for
Team GB.

While it is exciting that Great Britain are genuine medal
contenders in numerous events, what is wetting the lips of many is the
prospects of World Records on the athletics track. The Usain Bolt saga has been
on-going for several months, will he be fit or not to compete, today’s news is
that the Jamaican Team Doctor has given him the all clear to compete.  The question is now can the world’s fastest
man beat his training partner and main rival for the Gold Yohan Blake. If that
battle was not intriguing enough having former world record holder Asafa Powell
along with American pair Tyson Gay and Justin Gatlin in the showpiece 100m
event. But of course our man Dwain Chambers may be worth an outside bet. The
Bolt Blake Rivalry extends further than that of the 100m double the distance in
fact with both going for Gold in the 200m. Blake’s times this season in both
races have the edge of Bolt’s but, who’s your money on?


•2008: Bolt (9.69 seconds and 19.30 seconds) Blake (10.27
and 21.06)

•2009: Bolt (9.58/19.19) Blake (9.93/20.60)

•2010: Bolt (9.82/19.56) Blake (9.89/19.78)

•2011: Bolt (9.76/19.40) Blake (9.82/19.26)

•2012: Bolt (9.76/19.83) Blake (9.75/19.80)



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