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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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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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I Am Going To The Olympics!

Despite my issues with second chance sales, I am going to the Olympics! I had an email this morning confirming that I have got all the tickets I applied for. Hopefully my Olympics-buddy Emma gets hers too. I am relieved … Continue reading

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More Olympic Tickets Uncertainty

I was up painfully early this morning to be online at 6am, ready for the second chance sales of remaining Olympic tickets. I’ve always loved the Olympics and attending a Games is on my bucket list, so getting up a … Continue reading

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Last Day To Apply For Olympics Tickets

I finally got around to applying for Olympics tickets yesterday. In the end I went for the Opening and Closing Ceremonies, 3 or four athletics events, one swimming event and one basketball event. I quite like basketball but that was … Continue reading

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