oi, oi, oi.
Its quite amazing to think that the whole population of Australia is the same as the popultaion of Beijing. 16 million.
Here in Australia we all like to cling around the edges near the coast. No one wants to head towards the centre. Hard living in there.
So I guess thats why we love our swimmers so much. We love our swimming stars like we love our cricket team. And for such a small population we produce a lot of good swimmers.
When the last olympics were on I read a newspaper article written by an american journalist who said that americans weren't really into their swimmers. Not big supporters of swimming, more interested in other sports. Maybe like basketball. We don't follow basket ball here at all. No ones interested in it. In fact most americans probably know more about Lauren Jackson and Andrew Bogut than we do here.
So anyway I don't know if its true about americans and swimming but I really hope all of america is aware of what Michael Phelps is doing at Beijing. What a champion. And he just takes it all in his stride, not caught up in all the hype. I hope he wins his 8 gold medals. As long as he doesn't have to beat too many australians to do it.
I'm feeling nervous at the moment – Stephanie Rice is lining up again.
I get all emotional with the olympics. I just had tears in my eyes when the Italian girl got her gold medal at the presentation ceremony.
Stephanie just won again and another world record. What a gutsy beautiful girl.
And heres Michael Phelps up again in the relay – he just barely stepped out of the pool from the last one. Amazing.