An Olympic and Sports History Professor at the University of Windsor is hearing nothing but positive comments about how the games in London are being run.
Scott Martyn has been in touch with a number of athletes and coaches competing overseas, and he says given a budget one-sixth the size of Beijing’s, it’s been a success. “We’re seeing the same type of fantastic performances (that we saw in Beijing) on the ground. We are having a few issues relative to security, but the transportation issues that were of major concern really haven’t materialized on the ground. So the reality is that these games are going to be looked at, as it stands now, as another fantastic event.”
Martyn feels there hasn’t really been a defining moment for these Olympics yet, because it seems like there is a new pinnacle each day.
As a former track athlete, he’s looking forward to watching Usain Bolt compete in the second week of the games.