I found this interesting, but I think yet again with the Olympics due to start in around 33 hours:-
Battle between Australian and British Sports Ministers over Games medal tally
AUSTRALIAN Sports Minister Kate Ellis has thrown down the gauntlet to her British counterpart, telling him to put his money where his mouth is.
Ms Ellis is challenging British Sports Minister Gerry Sutcliffe to a bet after his government declared that Britain would beat Australia in the Olympic medal tally in Beijing.
Bring it on ... as like previous years, we will beat you.