Here's how to have a proper Olympic Games. I hope the tug o war and bicycle polo will be revived for 2012 - they sure beat BMX biking. We should also bring back unlimited brandy and champagne in place of all those clever drugs - and make sure all the officials are English gentlemen making it up as they go along.
Perhaps 1908 wasn't perfect. It was a little careless to hold a fly fishing contest in the Olympic pool during the games - were there trout milling about beneath the swimmers, I wonder (no chlorine obviously - and the water wasn't changed). Even an organisational genius like Lord Desborough couldn't think of everything - but dammit this was a man who swam the Niagara rapids twice. Has 'Seb' Coe done that?