I've found it difficult to feel enthusiastic or proud about the 2012 Olympic Games, hosted by my nation. While I hope they go well, and I'd like to think that we will perform well (as a team and a nation); there are a few scandals, and practices that tarnish the event for me. From the gross level and pseudo-fascist enforcement of sponsorship entitlements to the inept and immoral conduct of the event's primary security contractor and so on. I will likely let the games slide by without much acknowledgement. Good luck to the competitors though, who by and large seem to embody the spirit of the games far more than the organisers and politicians involved. I hope participants and spectators both go home with something worth remembering.