Be a sport
and tell us who'’s winning what.
With no live TV coverage of the Olympics in Indonesia, unless you'’re rich enough to have a satellite receiver or live in one of the very few areas of Jakarta with Kabelvision, then it's nigh on impossible to find out how the few Indonesian athletes are doing.
According to Diamond Geezer
, we spend 2% of our lives experiencing the Olympics.
The Jakarta Post Sports Page
is blank. You have to dig really deep into the Guardian
'’s pages to find results which don’'t feature another British failure. However, as Governor Sooty is currently in Athens to support the badminton team, whilst the rest of the city council decide how much they can cream off next year'’s budget, perhaps he can set up a blog, even though the IOC have banned them
. Apparently you're not supposed to give a hyperlink to the official site
Some shrewd detective work has confirmed that Hidayat Taufik plays Thailand's Ponsana Boonsak in one semi-final of the men'’s singles tournament while South Korean seventh seed Shon Seung-mo takes on Indonesian Soni Dwi Kuncoro in the other. So, that’'s two bronzes guaranteed.
Mia Audina, the former Indonesian teenage prodigy turned Dutch national, breezed past China's top seed and world number one Gong Ruina 11-4 11-2 to give herself a shot at gold in tomorrow's women's singles final. The 1996 silver medallist for Indonesia, now married to a Dutch gospel singer, will play China's second seed Zhang Ning.
No doubt Gov. Sooty will claim Mia’'s gold or silver for Indonesia as well.