David Cameron faced stern questioning during PMQs today when asked to explain why, two years on, the Coalition government has yet to take full advantage of the UK's Olympic legacy.
Unfavourable comparisons have been drawn after Russia rode the wave of post-Sochi euphoria across the Ukranian border, deep into the heart of Crimea. Bemused Ukranians said they assumed it was part of the closing ceremony, and wondered if there will be pretty fireworks.
Nigel Farage challenged, "Mr Speaker. Can the Prime Minister explain to the House WHY he hasn't subdued Scotland and invaded somewhere half-decent, after hosting the real Olympics, a Royal Wedding and Her Majesty's Diamond Jubilee all within twelve months?" He went on to propose a vote of no confidence in the government for failing to capitalise on the Jubalympic hat-trick and the subsequent afterglow of Pippa Middleton's bottom.
Putin is reported to have sent a postcard to David Cameron simply signed "Bare hugz. Vlad - x"