Lighting of the cauldron at the 2004 Athens Olympics
Date: July 30, 2014 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
I was fortunate to broadcast the opening ceremony of the 2004 Athens Olympics alongside Grandstand’s Peter Walsh and my wife, Karen Tighe. It was an historic time with the Games returning to their spiritual home in Greece.
Thought of the day
"If you have no critics you'll likely have no success"- Malcolm X
You have got to hand it to some people ... I have been accused of being a racist for stating the obvious ... Liz Cambage is a very good player ... Lauren Jackson is a great player.
Congratulations to Lauren Jackson ... the first Australian player to be inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame ... the greatest basketballer this country has produced 🏀🇦🇺👏
I’m fortunate to live just 500m from @WAFLOfficial & @WestPerthFC 343-game legend Bill Dempsey ... always a delight to chat with over coffee ... can highly recommend his recently published autobiography ... a great read about one of our greatest indigenous footballers 👏
Thanks to Vicki Laurie (@kadinalaurie) for a beautiful four-page article in today’s Weekend @australian lift out on wife, Karen Tighe’s battle with viral encephalitis over the last 14 months 🙏
Can totally understand the BCCI’s decision to suspend the IPL ... with three squads currently having infected players and staff it was becoming untenable ... now for the internationals to get home ... in AUS’s case, good luck 🏏 #iplsuspended #IPL