At one point it was a close race. And then gold medals for Mauritius kept coming in. They just wouldn’t stop. The focus suddenly changed from the familiar ‘how close to the top we would finish?’ to ‘will anyone be able to catch up?’ These are new beginnings that shouldn’t be wasted. They should be used to at least roll back substance abuse and demand better performance from our politicians — recall elections would be a decent starting point. Government should use the very intense feelings in the air right now to bring back some basic common sense like announcing that no public beach will be privatised from this point on and that it is immediately putting an end to the indecent land speculation. We might not be hosting the IOIG again before another twenty years but two objectives should keep us busy for the next few games. Win the games outside of Mauritius. And win them in Reunion.