The XXXth Olympiad goes to London

The Olympics are drawing to a close, and it has been MAGIC. Team GB has managed to win 65 medals, their best result since 1908 when Great Britain won 146 medals, and well, that isn’t going to happen again.

I manage to get tickets and had such an epic 3 days at events.

London basked in the glory of 5 coloured rings, albeit with the odd shower here and there.  We are now on the final day of the 30th Olympiad and it has brought out the best aspects of the beautiful city I live in.  I was lucky enough to attend 3 events over the middle weekend, with the first being in the Olympic park. The Stratford site is awe inspiring and the atmosphere is incredible.

 

Day 1

Hockey – India Vs Germany and TeamGB Vs Pakistan

The first event was the only ticket I had for the Olympic park, so we arrived early to try and take in as much as possible. We headed off at 10am and were on site within the hour. Nightmare journeys my arse.

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Day 2

Football – Mexico Vs Senegal

The atmosphere outside the ground was great, with Mariachi bands and Luchador masks. The first half was pitiful, but the game got going in the second half and extra time was end to end. Mexico won this game and went on to glinch the gold medal.

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Day 3

Beach Volleyball – Austria Vs China and Italy Vs Team USA

The holy grail of Olympic tickets; a full women’s session at Horse Guards Parade. Beach Volleyball seems to be more about the beer and less about the sport. Don’t get me wrong I love the sport and have had immense fun playing whenever possible but at this Olympics, in London, it was more party than sport.

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 Roll on the Paralympics, I haven’t got any tickets yet, but you can only hope…….

Oh and Ps. If you are one of those boring Londoners who fled the city during the Games, you are more than welcome to return now but we did pretty well without you so feel free to stay away.

 

 

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