The short break in the snooker calendar could hardly have come at a better time as I've found myself engrossed by the action at London 2012.
Swimming, rowing, shooting, judo and cycling. I've been watching it all as Olympic fever has got me well and truly gripped.
As with any major news or sporting event, snooker's very own Twitter community likes to join the debate. And this week, the question has been posed as to whether snooker should qualify as an Olympic sport?
Sorry to be a killjoy, but the answer from me is a big fat 'No'.
I personally think the sports that work best in the Olympic format are those in which winning the gold medal would be considered the pinnacle of the sport. There is no way victory at the Olympics could ever be compared to triumph at the Crucible. Being a sport with such a firm tradition away from the Olympics means it may be difficult for this new event to earn the kind of credibility it deserves when compared to other tournaments.
It's for this same reason that I don't think football or tennis have enough clout against the rest of sports in the Olympic offering. They are both great sports but the Olympics feels like a bolt-on to the rest of tournaments instead of an integral part of what the sports already stand for.
Another big reason for voting against snooker joining the Olympics is because of what I see when I look around at the Olympics. Most of them are short, quickfire rounds of events that allow the viewers to dip in and out, get a taste and enjoy.
I fear the same experience would not be guaranteed from snooker. To change the format of traditional game of snooker to fit into the Olympics mould would feel like a disservice to the game. It would portray a false image of the what the sport of snooker actually is and would be perceived by many as a process of dumbing down.
In my opinion, the best asset of snooker is its ability to create a slow-burning drama. This doesn't fit with the style of the rest of the sports in the Olympics. I fear snooker would be labelled dull and boring.
Sorry folks, but I think snooker should stay well away from this particular party.