By Paul Giblin
LONDON, Aug. 10 (Xinhua) -- Another busy day for Kate Middleton as she took in a couple more sports at the Olympic Park on Thursday.
Prince William's wife enjoyed took her "Honored Guest" pass to the diving and women's boxing on Thursday as part of her seemingly never ending task to cheer Team GB on to glory. She brought luck to boxer Nicola Adams, who won gold, becoming the first ever woman boxer to claim Olympic gold. Actually looking at Nicola she probably didn't need any luck on her way to glory. This is a women who worked as an extra on popular TV soap-operas Emmerdale Farm and Coronation Street to help pay for her way in the sport.
Still at least Kate's is a welcome presence in the Olympic venues, whenever Prime Minister David Cameron turns up the face of the Team GB athlete he has gone to follow must drop. The Prime Minister has so far brought nothing but bad luck to virtually everyone he watches and people are talking about the "Curse of Cameron", which on Friday struck down the chances of GB BMX bikers Shanaze Reade and Liam Phillips, with Reade finishing seventh and Phillips crashing in their finals.
Some complain that all of Cameron's Olympic appearances distract from his job of running the country, others are delighted that for a short time at least, they mean he is not ruining the country.
Nicola Adams' gold medal has led to a surge of pride in the county of Yorkshire in the North of England, where the locals (famed for straight talking and local pride) have not been slow to point out that with Nicola's contribution, six Yorkshiremen and women, with Jess Ennis and triathlete Alistair Brownlee among them, have claimed gold.
Indeed if Yorkshire was an independent country, it would have ended Thursday 11th in the medal table, just behind Australia...
The Aussies and the Brits have long been the best of sporting enemies with as pretty close rivalry in the medals table. This time of course Team GB is in clear third place with Australia way behind.
It hasn't taken some Aussies long to point out that the sports Britain in excelling at: cycling, rowing, equestrian all have something in common: you perform them sitting down. The day watching TV and eating Pizza becomes an Olympic event; we are clearly a shoo-in for gold!
Thinking of food, Hungarian canoeist, Attila Vajda, has clearly not been enjoying the food in the Olympic village.
"To tell the truth, meals in the UK are quite monotonous, I wanted to eat something that is close to Hungarian dishes and the closest thing was bread and butter," said the man who won a gold medal in Beijing.
Meanwhile rumors are growing as to who will perform in the closing ceremony this Sunday. The show will be titled "A Symphony of British Music" and will include some of the most iconic bands to have come from the British Isles. This is good news for people with grey hair as Paul McCartney (again), Ray Davis of the Kinks, the Rolling Stones, the Who are all thought to be in line to play. The bad news? So are the Spice Girls.