Finally after more than four years we welcome the next olympic games. I have a tradition of waiting to see the Australians before I fall asleep in boredom. Tonight I had to wait until the third last team. Usually we are about the third team to come out.
It was a close kept secret what the Australian team would wear tonight. And then at after 1.30am I got to see a pathetic tracksuit in a faded, ink blue colour. Gone was the Uluru red of the Drizabone, or the tradition green and gold.
I was severely disappointed. This was a team ready to warm up, not to meet the international competition. At least PM Kevin Rudd had the decency to wear a green and gold tie.
Who designed these tracksuits? Kath and Kim?