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London 2012

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 Heats Semi Final… 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 →

London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony

Well what a night last night was. After a bit of a false start I ended up with a good position – mostly outside of the bowl checking people were coming into the correct blocks. This mixed people heading to… Continue Reading →

The Olympics are here!

After 7 years of waiting the Olympics are now here in London. The Torch Relay has been a great event as crowds have lined the route throughout the 70 days its journey, in good weather and (often) foul. I found… Continue Reading →

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