The Olympic Games 2012 are over and judging by the outpouring of grief, it will take many of us a long time to get over that fact. This is because wall to wall coverage does something to the mental thought process. It stops us from worrying about the mundane things in life and provides escapism. Thankfully the Olympics got off to a flyer but it wasn't long before the controversies began to roll in.
It's that time of the four year cycle that Olympic athletes get compared to our more regular, familiar, stars. As comparisons go, it's hugely unfair. Predominantly it's footballers, but the prima donna attitude of other stars such as Kevin Pietersen has seen sportsmen in a whole variety of disciplines compared too.