Yes, I was quite glad to have the chance to see Michael Phelps swim last night – first swimming story I’ve done in maybe two Olympics – and it’s true that stars do attract the crowds.
Which is what the Games are about to guys like me.
You’ve got people there like, well, like me, who don’t know the front crawl from the dog paddle (there should be dog paddle races, seriously) but we do know a story when we see one.
It’s perhaps the most fun part of covering these things, getting out to see some history and some world famous athletes and trying to chronicle their exploits without knowing the intricacies of the sport.
It’s hard, and I don’t know that we do it particularly well all the time but