We should be able to find out in a few hours if Michael Johnson's theory why the African-Americans and Caribbean countries dominate the sprint races has any truth to it. The theory being that slave descendants have superior athletic genes which makes them faster and fitter as only the fittest slaves survived the trek across the Atlantic.
Around the same time Britain was ferrying Africans to the New World, we were also shipping our criminals to the other side of the World and like the slaves, many died on the voyage but unlike the slaves, their descendants did not become sports supermen. What they did do was invent a bent stick, a didgeridoo and a terrible soap about a woman's prison and try to pretend that they got the better end of the deal living in a land full of poisonous snakes, deadly spiders, killer jellyfish and a sea full of sharks. Yes it rains here but our most dangerous animal is a badger, you may have the sun but it's 50/50 that you get back alive from a trip to the dunny.
Us Brits and them Aussies have always had a bit of rivalry about sport and there was a bit of competition about who would finish higher up the medals table this Olympics after the close finish of the 2008 Beijing Olympics which saw Britain 4th and the Australians 6th.
Four years on and Australia, and Russia who regularly finish in the top 3, have both had a terrible Olympics.
One explanation for the downfall of the Australians is that they usually do very well in the swimming events and pick up a large number of their medals there but they had a bit of a stinker in the pool and that hit their gold tally hard.
Of course it would be wrong of me to mock such a collapse of a rival, so i will let the New Zealanders do it as they sit proudly above their neighbours in the Medal Table.
A jubilant Kiwi explained that the medal table isn't even being shown on Australian television as the Official Australian Olympic broadcaster Channel 9 avoided showing New Zealand's ascent up the medal table, showing only the nine top countries, followed by a gap, followed by Australia.
Sydney Morning Herald sports journalist Brad Walter thought that was rather unsporting. "Can't believe Channel 9 only showed top nine in medal tally plus
Australia, then admitted we didn't want to be reminded NZ were 10th," he tweeted. "Ch9 should be showing NZ gold, not pretending it didn't happen."
That's not fair so for Australians being denied a view of the Medal Table here it is as things stand today with Great Britain 3rd, New Zealand 14th and Australia sitting 23rd with their single Gold Medal. Strewth.