APPARENTLY there are 393 countries represented at London 2012, including the Galapagos Islands, which has just won a gold in harpooning, and Tasmania, which has won a silver for kiwi throwing.
Looking at the medal table I note that China has won 36 gold medals, 22 silver and 19 bronze, which makes 77 medals in total, which is more than anyone else. How it has managed to do this without being featured in the BBC's copious coverage of the Games is a mystery no-one has been able adequately to explain. When I enquire at what sports the Chinese have excelled, I am told they have a good woman swimmer and that they're pretty hot at table tennis. But that can't be all, surely. Or can it?
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