It’s been a week of pure adrenaline. I re-discovered that Athletics is better than any other sport in the calendar at delivering peak moments: and almost always these come at the Olympic Games.
The Beijing Olympics although started drier than a rocket salad, became the spectacle of the last week with breathtaking moments to cherish for many years to come.
2 words made the tournament – Usian Bolt. The natural showman from Jamaica set the tournament alight with his charisma; unfrock reign and his giant strides.
Now, a few weeks ago, I had celebrated August babies and gave extensive reasons why we are so great and are natural leaders. It gives us great joy to have Usian Bolt make history in both his 100 and 200 metres gold medals performances. It gave me great pride that at my old age that I could still be inspired by someone younger than me. I wanted to fly. Achieve. Conquer. Be the best in ‘my’ field.
Who would have thought, Michael Johnson’s world record would be dismissed by a man who seems to not have fully pushed himself.
Amidst, the ever-bulging press coverage, I read an article by Simon Barnes of the Times yesterday where he discussed Athletics struggling credibility, “we have reached a stage of cynicism in athletics when there is not a name that would surprise you if it were linked to a failed test”
Barnes reminded us all about the disease which has tainted the athletic world in recent years...doping. As sad as this is, I must confess that all through the celebratory victory ‘dance’ – I kept thinking – please Lord! Let’s not do a Marion Jones. I simply can’t bear watching another star from my generation fall from grace.
Let’s hope this isn’t Bolt’s story, after all what has the games $10m Olympic village doping laboratory been doing over the last two weeks.
Anyway, be sure to support our Nigerian boys in the football’s gold medal match against Argentina in the early hours of tomorrow morning.
This week’s Friday track is a tribute to our new 22-year old hero. This is by far the most exciting record of the last week – this is an exclusive from Common ft. Pharell Williams. This is Universal Mind Control.
You can say you heard it here first. This is BIG!!!!
God bless us all and please let’s keep our dreams alive – either you’re an artist, an architect, a designer, an investment banker, an asset manager, a lawyer, a trader, an accountant, an analyst, a writer, an aspiring politician, an aspiring filmmaker, a publicist, a doctor, a dentist, an engineer, an economist, an head-hunter, a lobbyist, or in construction and if you’re not sure what your path is – it is not the end of the world.
And most importantly – YOU ARE NEVER TOO OLD TO ACHIEVE YOUR DREAMS. DON’T RUB YOURSELF OF YOUR OWN DESTINY!