Middle son and I have been rewatching last year's Olympics Opening Ceremony on BBC3 - until the sound and picture both completely fell apart at 8:35, that is. It's still completely unwatchable 30 minutes later, which is really making me angry. What the hell is the point of all this "progress" if all it means is that the television takes pre-War amounts of time to actually start showing a picture, and half the time it's shit quality anyway?
Anyway, before it all fell apart we got to watch some of the athletes' parade, and we saw Serbia coming in with Novak Djokovic as flag-bearer. The commentator said something about him not having won an Olympic medal yet and that he would be hoping to remedy that. I opened my mouth to say "but it didn't work out like that" and before I'd got the first word out they'd cut to Juan Martín del Potro (who beat Djokovic in the Bronze Medal play-off).
Quite a nice surprise - because I do think he's quite the handsome brute - and now I'm wondering whether it really was unwitting irony at the time or whether the decision was made by someone working on the edit for tonight's showing (the athletes' parade has been significantly cut down).