24 hours into the Commonwealth Games, before retiring, I thought I'd check the Fox Sports site to see how the medal tally was shaping up. Inevitably the home team is scooping the pool and going very nicely as I write; 16 golds against England's 11 with Nigeria trailing in third place with 8.
I glanced down the table to check the also-rans and it was about then that I started to choke on my nightcap. Amongst the lesser lights were:
Germany 1 gold, 1 silver and 1 bronze
France 1 gold, 1 bronze
Switzerland 1 gold, 1 bronze
USA 1 gold, 1 bronze
...not to mention medal winning performances by Belgium, Ireland, Spain, the Russian Federation and the Netherlands. Whoever is responsible for keeping the medal tally up to date on their web page is obviously not up to it and needs a kick up the backside or replacing. I'm not sure how long this problem will continue (probably until someone phones up Foxtel and enlightens them). Disinformation on a global scale. I'm suddenly glad I sold my News Corp shares.