It has been great to be able to watch some of the Winter Olympics in Vancouver over the past couple of weeks. The speed, the tricks, the skills of these winter sports has been nice for a change, from the usual televised sports of February such as rugby and cricket. While I am glad when I get the chance to watch these sports free-to-air, (which especially with the cricket has become rare these days), the interest of a competition which only comes around every four years is quite refreshing. It is one event which hasn’t become so overloaded with games and matches as to become something that just happens week in, week out with the only interesting parts coming at the finals end of the season. The Olympics are something that just about everyone can enjoy because of their variety and unpredictability. The fact that all the countries of the world can come together peacefully, forget their troubles and differences and enjoy a couple of weeks of competition and fun and achievement is a fantastic phenomenon.