- 1 Mar 08, 03:39 PM
The Olympics is about joy, hope, triumph, tragedy, despair and mindless optimism in the face of crushing adversity.
Which is good news, because I'm a Manchester City fan and know all about that lot.
For every marathon runner who crumbles yards before the finish, there's a 0-0 draw in a small Polish town to send us out of Europe.
But then for every moment of world record-breaking delight on the track, there's the look on the face of Paul Dickov after he scored at Wembley in 1998's Division Two play-off final.
I joined the BBC two years ago, and have been reporting on a menagerie of sports - ice hockey, rowing, speedway, basketball, hockey and racing, to name a few, plus a bit of American football and tug of war.
I'll also be keeping on top of developments in all 30 or so Olympic sports - as best I can!
I've been doing this blogging lark for quite a long time elsewhere, so I'll try to find interesting things people are writing around the web and pop links up now and then.
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