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Olympic Ballard

Author: • Jul 16th, 2005 •

Category: Ballardosphere, sport

Alan Taylor’s Diary

"BY the time 2012 comes around I should be in tip-top shape for whatever challenge arises. One must be there – I keep telling myself – or be elsewhere. Certainly, one should not underestimate the importance of the games coming to London. … For a true sense of proportion, though, let us turn to JG Ballard. “Running the 100 metres or rowing a boat are fun to watch but they are not the greatest test of mankind since D-Day,” he said. “If I’m still here, I shall emigrate."

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