So I stopped by the Olympic Store ‘International Pavilion’ at the Bay the other day (also known as the 5th floor). Once I made my way past the furniture, bedding, and other housewares I found the goodies I was so keen to check out — team gear from various nations (I can still see the gorgeous store the Russians had in Torino-and it was jammed 24/7). The Russians are at it again, and it is nice stuff, but $298 for a track jacket? Nyet, spasibo (sic – no cyrillic on my keyboard). Yes, it is a beautiful design and well made, but holy smokes Batman. That’s a lot of dough. I can’t say I fared better anywhere else (though the thrifty Dutch have kept it to T-shirts and sling bags – all in the requisite Orange and with a simple ‘Nederland’ stamped across them — smart thinking, they can recycle what doesn’t sell at the World Cup this summer, or on Queens Day or pretty much any occasion. Clever, those Hollanders!). Country by country we’re looking at huge price tags.