Olympic Gold was an awesome game for the Mega Drive, which was released in 1992 to coincide with the Barcelona Olympics. I was a big fan of the 100m sprint, although winning this involved rapidly pushing the A and B buttons to make the little guy on the screen run faster. How Sega have not been slapped with law suits from a whole generation of children who are now afflicted by RSI, I do not know. I still own a Mega Drive, in fact, we have 2: one is my Brother’s old workhorse that has seen many years of play and blowing out of dust from cartridges, and the other is a pristine, still in box version that I bought for my now husband back in the day. Yes, I am afraid we are that retro!
The tenuous link in this post is to the Olympic Torch Relay that I went to see a couple of weeks ago at an undisclosed location in the North West of England. I managed to get some happy snaps of Norman the torch bearer along with some of the other bits of the procession. Disappointingly, I will not be receiving advertising revenue from the sponsors that are shown in some of the piccies, but such is life.