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A light-hearted look as some Olympic gaffes
Thanks to our colleague Rezaa Kasu (@rezaakasu) for these light-hearted Olympic gems. CNN's blog is running a feature on Olympic gaffes including a classic mistake by London Olympic organisers who decided to invite The Who’s famed former drummer Keith Moon to perform at the Olympic ceremonies. A brilliant idea, but unfortunately Moon died in 1978.
"We got … an e-mail requesting, ‘Could Keith Moon attend the opening ceremony?’" said The Who’s lead singer Roger Daltry. "And our manager said in an e-mail back, ‘Well, actually, he currently resides at Golders Green crematorium, where he’s been for the last 35 years.'"
This article on Team South Africa's often-tricky journey to the Olympics is also worth a read.