# I’m renaming this column the eleventh hour because old codgers like me are snoozing at the midnight hour. Plus eleven is more epiloguy than midnight. Plus I get to run Dr. Who.
# Time to reiterate that there are various authors on this site. There seems to be a misconception that their views are necessarily mine. Nope – their views are theirs. Mine are mine. This is a free blog. Time scheduling is the only constraint. If it becomes an issue, it will change but whilst it doesn’t, it won’t.
The British Olympic Association has clarified its position on athletes shaking hands with rivals and dignitaries at the London Olympics. The BOA is concerned about illness affecting the hosts’ hopes of success. Asked if handshakes should be avoided, BOA chief medical officer Ian McCurdie said: “I think, within reason, yes. “The greatest threat to performance is illness and possibly injury. We are talking about minimising risk of illness. It is all about hand hygiene.”
Trouble is – we look at this and facepalm. Others might look at this and ask: “And what?” We might then send condolence cards their way and hope they get better in the head.
# My goodness, is there actually a bit of sanity wafting back in?
* Brilliant! [Amanda, Aberdeen] * This is actually quite funny! [Claire, Surrey] * There is no way i would let my husband or kids (sons and daughter) near my washing machine! When my son came back from Uni recently he had done all his laundry yet i still washed it all again [Lisa, Bedford]