The men's 10,000m is looking like a pretty good bet, based on the 2008 team's performance:
L-R) Seleshi Sihine (silver), Kenenisa Bekele (gold) and teammate Haile Gebreselassie celebrate. (Photo credit: Mark Dadswell/Getty Images)
The women's 10,000 doesn't look like it would be time wasted, either:
Tirunesh Dibaba of Ethiopia celebrates with a national flag after the final of women's 10000 meters at the National Stadium. Tirunesh Dibaba claimed the title with 29 mins
54.66 secs. (Xinhua/Liao Yujie) BEIJING, Aug. 15 (Xinhua) --
I'm so unreasonably pleased about these medals (why? why? I don't even like sport) and have to keep reminding myself not to mention them to anyone else. "Isn't it great about those Ethiopian medals yesterday!" "Err, no, Claudia, I don't actually care. Come to think of it - why do YOU care?" "...." (awkward silence) "no reason! I'm just suddenly really into endurance sports! It's definitely not because we're secretly planning to adopt a baby!"
Planning the events might be reasonable, but I have to admit that I've even planned the T-shirt he/ she is going to wear - ethio flag on the front, Union Jack on the back (unless this child is exceptionally rotund, I don't think there will be room for an Australian flag as well, so I'd better keep this a secret from my mother).