It’s been seven days since I last posted here. I have to say I felt horrible through those days. I was in a place where I couldn’t even scribble down my thoughts. I wasn’t in jail if that’s what you are thinking. However, I managed to write a piece on the rivalry between the US and China. China is doing great as we all can see. I guess it’s a prophecy coming true. If you are always here, you will read more on that very soon.

The much awaited Olympics is gradually coming to an end, and London has lived up to the entire Olympic universe’s expectations. Indeed, we have seen a nice staging of different sports. The opening ceremony as it had been said over and over again was fantastic. More so it was there the Queen of England did the most unexpected; parachuting off an helicopter to the event. It signaled the beginning of an Olympics full of record-breaking feats – Michael Phelps, Andy Murray, Usain Bolt, and so many other athletes have made this year’s Olympics one we all won’t forget in decades. The host team GB has not been doing badly having cemented a top-three spot that seems settled for this year’s games as the first three spots seems to have been decided with the wide difference in the number of medals won between the top-three teams and the rest of the teams on the medals table. China has once again toppled US in another way by laying claim to the top spot they earlier relinquished to the US. I guess the US couldn’t negotiate their way out of this as they have done in economic, military, political, and several other matters to ensure they remain atop China in ‘world super power ranking’.

As much as we have all been caught up in the epidemic Olympics fever, there is always something that makes the world tick and leave whatever they are doing for a while, and that is football; especially when two of the greatest clubs in football history lock horns. The Olympics is definitely going to lose some followers briefly tonight when Barcelona meets Manchester United. Friendly as it may be, this may be a time of revenge on Barcelona as they have denied United the UEFA Champions league crown twice(2009&2011). Lucky Swedes have the opportunity to watch footballers play with finesse tonight on their home soil, while the rest of us lovers of the beautiful round leather game can watch it online or on our Tv sets. It’s always a cracker when both teams meet, and fans all over the world will be waiting earnestly for kick-off. Who’s your money on?

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