To all the critics… If the blades truly gave an advantage, legged athletes would be amputating and replacing their legs with blades. Technology is central to sports these days, from clothing to shoes, to nutrition, we are always adding technological advantages, which is why records are always broken.
Yassine Rahmouni, of Morocco, rides his horse Floresco, during a training session for the equestrian dressage competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012, in London. Rahmouni is the first athlete to ever compete for Morocco in the sport of equestrian at the Olympic games.
**He is the only equestrian to ever compete in the Olympics from ANY African country. That`s a big friggin`deal! And I was very pleased by his riding.
Sorry, not 100% correct, South Africa has a rider as well, and we’re in Africa. Parnell.
SABC has about 1 hour per day of coverage, all in the form of a highlights package at obscure times (nothing in the evenings at all?!)
DSTV’s Drifta is a reasonable R50/month, except it displays the video at 320x240 size -that means it’s about as small as a thumbnail image on facebook. Crap!
To see it on satellite will cost R600/month, and that’s not worth it - i don’t want to pay to watch old crap for the rest of the year.
There’s no video podcasts anywhere, and nowhere to download video of the Olympics.
So again, this all would make me a happy pirate, except that even the torrents of the Olympics aren’t complete and well seeded, so there’s no joy there either.
So Olympics 2012 has been a major disappointment for me so far. Last time we got plenty of acceptable coverage through SABC. This time, it’s the choice of paying R600 a month for a load of crap i don’t want mixed in with the olympics, or to live in a different country.