For anyone following the news you can’t fail to have heard about the latest shenanigans surrounding the Olympic Games. Firstly, and quite worryingly, it seems that the security for the games was not exactly up to scratch. So far below par in fact that the military have had to be drafted in. Still, I suppose those brave service men (and women) would probably much rather be watching beach volleyball than be on the front line in Afghanistan.
Secondly, on what was the first sporting day of the event—the women’s soccer tournament, basic and fundamental details were not paid attention to. North Korea’s women’s football team were so affronted by the showing of the flag of their fiercely and bitterly despised neighbours, South Korea, that they refused to enter the field of play for an hour.
Anyone watching may have been forgiven for thinking that they were actually watching another episode of the very brilliant and funny Twenty Twelve, but we think even the ever exasperated Ian would have been able to gather his team together and have them check they were flying the correct flags for the correct countries.
The sitcom features plenty of similar faux pas that occur daily, most come around because the members of the committee are too busy pushing through their own agendas and fail to stop and think of the bigger picture. If ever there was an epitome of anti-team work – this is it. We thoroughly recommend getting all those heads of departments together to take part in our Olympic It’s a Knockout team building event to sort out their differences once and for all.
This week’s season finale saw Ian hand over the reins from the Deliverance Team to the Live Team, headed up by Lord Coe (who was unfortunately unable to attend the hand over, detained as he was, arguing with animal rights activists over the use of live sheep in the opening ceremony). The climax saw the various heads actually come together and agree, for once, on a strategy. In this case what to do about the fireworks in the opening ceremony, or more to the point, how not to make them set off the ground to air missiles planted by the MOD. The grand idea—virtual fireworks of course, utter genius they all concluded!
With the opening ceremony just hours away, we will be watching with baited breath for the appearance of the sheep (maybe lead by David Beckham), and wondering if the fireworks are real or just projected onto a big screen as suggested in Twenty Twelve. Not to mention waiting to see if those ground to air missile do indeed go off!
Go Team GB!