Faint-hearted Hickey's neck is intact as always
Brendan O'ConnorSport is only an excuse to have the Olympics. The Olympics is not, of course, really about sport at all. It's about people who have never watched a rowing race, or hurdling, or gymnastics, or indeed beach volleyball, in their lives becoming consumed with it. It is about people who might actively avoid watching two women box the head off each other, stopping everything to become deeply passionate about such a spectacle, if only for 10 minutes.