Dark clouds threaten the true spirit of the Olympics
The Rio Olympics have provided hours of excitement and satisfaction as participants have taken part in one of the most prestigious competitions in the world.
The Great Britain Team has excelled in so many spheres and there have been heart-warming stories of people from many countries winning against the odds. Nevertheless, there have been serious allegations in high places, some poor judging, especially in boxing, the doping controversy, many empty seats and a feeling of tawdriness away from the central stages.
The Olympic spirit remains overall, but there are dark clouds that could seriously threaten its future.