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Tyson Gay and Asafa Powell Test Positive

A day after Tyson Gay, Asafa Powell, Sherone Simpson and 2 throwers Traves Smikle and Allison Randall test positive, here’s a storify timeline for the story: [View the story “Tyson Gay and Asafa Powell Test Positive” on Storify]

London 2012 Olympics Track & Field IOC Videos

Thanks to Peter John L Thompson for putting the following information together. Here’s event by event coverage (mostly) on the IOC youtube channel: Event Round Men Women 100m Prelim http://tinyurl.com/c4sdz4u http://tinyurl.com/btk6azf Heats http://tinyurl.com/d5zyqlp http://tinyurl.com/d6snfrt Semi http://tinyurl.com/cx5f2fs http://tinyurl.com/blkuh46 Final http://tinyurl.com/brxskmy http://tinyurl.com/ay9f352… Continue Reading →

Life as a Gamesmaker at the Paralympic Games

A long time ago I decided to volunteer to help at The Paralympic Games and so applied, knowing that I would have to pay for all my accommodation and travel arrangements. Occasionally I would receive an email stating I hadn’t… Continue Reading →

London 2012 Reflections by a Games Maker

A week on from the Closing Ceremony I’ve almost recovered from a horrendous cold that started the previous Monday so it’s time to look back at my Olympic experience. I was there for the Opening Ceremony dress rehearsals and the… Continue Reading →

London 2012 National Anthem for Mo Farah’s 5000m

I don’t know how well this came over in the tv, but the sound in the stadium was awesome:

London 2012 110mH Heats – Liu Xiang Hops Along

A quick video of Liu Xiang making his way to the finish line; not quite Derek Redmond – where’s your Dad when you need him!

Olympic Basketball and Water Polo

Sunday was my first real visit to the Olympic Park having only come across the bridge and headed to the Games Maker check-in point at the Olympic Stadium. I was joined by Tom for whom it was going to be… Continue Reading →

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