With the 2012 Olympics dominating the sporting landscape, we thought it would some changes to Monday Mashup.
So here is what went down in the last 3 days of the Olympics:
1. Opening Ceremony Danny Boyle’s quirky extravanganza captured the imagination of the public. Bond, Bean and Beckham, - ‘nuff said!
2. Empty Seats 2012 supremo Seb Coe felt hot under the collar after a shit load of empty seats were visible during the first two days of action, yet still normal punters were told seats were sold out. An investigation is well under way. The seats are so popular that they even have a Twitter account with 10,000 followers @Olympicseat.
3. Cycling Mark Cavendish was made to look like a tit after being beaten by a dude from Kazakhstan who took gold. Alexander Kristoff sobbed after winning the men’s race. Cavendish also sobbed, but for different reasons - he finished 29th.
4. Swimming The shocks continued as Michael Phelps, who won 8 gold medals in 2008, was comprehensively thrashed by fellow yank Ryan Lochte, in the 400m. Lochte picked up the gold medal, while Phelps only finished 4th.
5. Basketball The USA All-Stars began the Games with a winning start, battering Tony Parker and his French compatriots 98-71. Despite a slow start, USA bossed the 2nd, 3rd and 4th quarter, even allowing Bryant and James to chillax, replacing them with rookies.
6. Football Shock number three: the all-conquering Spaniards were brought down back to earth after crashing out of the Games with humiliating defeats against Japan and embarrassingly, Honduras. For those who can’t remember that far back, this is what Spain were like pre-2008.
7. Swimming Team GB’s abysmal start was compounded when Rebecca Adlington, who won gold in 2008, could only pick up bronze this time in the 400m freestyle. She came behind gold medallist France’s Camille Muffat and American Allison Schmitt