Category Archives: London 2012 Olympics

1922 Olympic Gold Medal Goes To The Top Of Mt Everest

I recently read a fascinating story about the fate of the Olympic gold medals awarded to the members of the 1922 British Everest expedition. Didn’t know medals were awarded outside of the Olympics? Me neither. As the great piece on … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Resolved

This week’s theme is a tricky one! Back on July 6th 2005 when it was announced that London had won the right to host the 2012 Olympic Games, I resolved that I would be there. 7 years later, I was.

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Tough Competition in 2012 Sports Personality of the Year Award

Yesterday, the BBC released its shortlist for 2012 Sports Personality of the Year. Predictably (and rightly), it almost entirely consists of London 2012 athletes: Bradley Wiggins (winner of the Tour De France and a London 2012 gold medal) Sir Chris … Continue reading

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The Summer We Got our Mojo Back?

We Brits have had a bit of a chip on our collective shoulder for years now. We were an enormous colonial power, the most powerful country in the world, and now much of our power and influence is gone – … Continue reading

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Bucket List Update: My London 2012 Olympics Experience

Like most people, I was glued to the Olympics. I love how so many people, who aren’t normally into sport, got sucked in. I don’t know if it was the same in other countries but here in the UK that … Continue reading

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Welcome To The Greatest Show On Earth

Welcome to the UK. Welcome to London. Welcome to the greatest show on earth. On Friday night, I and more than 29 million other people in the UK (and more than a billion around the world) sat down to watch … Continue reading

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2 Days Until The Olympics!

After 6 years of waiting, it’s so close! Competition officially starts today (women’s football kicks off in Cardiff later) but the Opening Ceremony is on Friday evening. I can’t wait to see what we’ve come up with. We can’t hope … Continue reading

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Olympic Torch Relay

Olympic Torch Relay, a set on Flickr. The Olympic Torch Relay made its way through my town this morning. I had to get up early (for a Sunday) but it was an interesting experience! I am fortunate enough to live … Continue reading

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It’s Starting: Olympic Flame Lit In Greece

This is exciting! Yesterday, the Olympic Flame was lit by rays of the sun caught in a mirror. It was transferred to an urn, then to a Greek torch before being passed on to a London 2012 torch for the … Continue reading

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London 2012: 100 Days To Go

Today marks 100 days left until the beginning of the London 2012 Olympics.   I remember the announcement well. I was camping with friends in the Cotswolds when we heard. The following day was the July 7th bombings in London. … Continue reading

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