I am very very excited about the 2012 Olympics being in London. Woah, I can hear the sharp intake of breath from the readers here… or perhaps the confusion? No really, I am. If you believe everything you read and see in the media, I’m the only person who IS excited however.
Despite what’s in the press about the cost, about the transport, about the _____ (fill in the gap), I truly truly believe that hosting the Olympics will be fantastic for the UK. I also believe it will be (or should be) an inspiration to this and future generations to know that no matter what, you can achieve your dreams. You can do it. You do have the confidence and capability to do ANYTHING you put your heart and soul into.
I’m not sporty (or not these days) nor do I watch a great deal of sport or know all the rules. What I do love about sport though is the ability to work as a team or in solo sports the determination and drive.
In 2000 I was fortunate enough to be living in Sydney Australia and attend their Olympics. Even there (where they are soooo much more positive) there was negative press and media before the Olympics started. However as we all know now the Sydney Olympics were simply awesome. The Olympic village and facilities that remain are used by schools, sports clubs and adults. There’s a legacy of youngsters coming up through the ranks knowing what it means to be a part of the Olympics and I’m quite sure in London this year, we will feel their drive and enthusiasm as the Aussies reach for gold.
In Sydney, despite only getting a couple of tickets via their ballot, I was able to attend 8 events in the end as guests of others or buying tickets from friends who didn’t want or couldn’t then go. I didn’t mind. I was happy to go to as many events as I possibly could. Each of them were amazing for so many different reasons. The location. The sport. The laughter. The inspiration.
So, it was a no-brainer that I was to apply for tickets to the London Olympics. I was fortunate enough in the ballot to receive tickets to 3 of the 7 events I applied for. The tickets arrived today. Yippeeee
Now I just need to work out the logistics in picking up and dropping off my nephew and niece who will be joining me for two of the three events.
If you’ve got the chance to get to the Olympics or Paralympics, whether it be at the event itself or watching it on a big screen with others, please please please do it.
PS Oh and if there’s anyone reading this that has a spare ticket to ANYTHING, I’m your gal!