FROM THE EDITOR
I haven’t been getting much sleep of late - and it’s all the fault of the fabulously entertaining Olympics!
Night after night I’ve been settling in on the couch for hours of sporting excellence - predominantly the athletics - what an entertaining showcase of exceptional physical ability.
Highlights for me have been the contest between the dominant Jamaicans and United States track teams, the superstar that is the legendary Usain Bolt, and Mo Farar’s medal haul in the 5000 and 10,000m blue ribbon events.
But the real stand out for me - and I’m sure millions of others worldwide - was the selfless actions of New Zealand runner Nikki Hamblin, who’s good sportsmanship in coming to the aid of US rival Abbey D’Agostino in the heats of the 5000m, has drawn international applause and has become one of Rio’s iconic moments.
Nikki’s actions illustrated the true Olympic spirit - and made me so very proud to be a Kiwi.