Tuesday 7 August 2012

London 2012: Images of the Olympic Park

After the end of the morning session of athletics, my sister and myself had a chance to explore the Olympic Park on Saturday.

Spending the rest of the day inside the park was almost as enjoyable as watching the athletics. I loved every minute of being at the Olympics.

It's huge and it must take at least a good 20 - 25 minutes to walk from the Olympic stadium all the way to the Velodrome and basketball arena.

The atmosphere around the park was superb. So many people just happy to be there, knowing what a unique experience it is to be at an Olympic Games.

I think the enthusiasm of the British public has helped make these Olympics so special.

Everywhere you looked you saw people with Union flags and Team GB clothing. The longest queues weren't for food and drink, it was for the official London 2012 shops selling Team GB clothing and memorabilia.

But the park wasn't just full of Brits loving the Olympic experience, there were so many people from around the world. People from the US, France, loads of Dutch and Belgians. Not surprisingly really, London is almost a home Olympics for them.

Anyone who ever doubted the point of having the Olympics in this country should be made to spend time in the Park; even the most cynical would struggle not to be moved by the experience.

When it came to leave at 8:30 in the evening, I really didn't want to go. I knew as soon as I left the park that would be it - the end of my Olympic experience.

Who knows I may go to another Olympic Games, but I'll never be able to go to one that's a 20 minute walk from my house.

Even now I wish I could turn the clock back and do it all again.

No comments:

Post a Comment