Archives for July 29, 2012

Olympic diary: Tuesday 24 July

With all the hoo-ha about Olympic security, I was tempted to add my two-penn’orth to the discussion.

I gave in to the temptation and wrote the following letter to the Daily Mail. It was published on 17 July!


Dear Editor

Israeli teenagers responsible for security do a great job checking travellers and their luggage at train and bus stations.

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Olympic diary: Sunday 22 July

I don’t know why I’m so excited about the Olympics. After all, I spent a lot of energy in my youth dodging playing sports at school. Yet at extortionate cost I have obtained tickets for 2 events; the women’s fencing final on Saturday evening 28 July, and one of the swimming heats on Monday morning 30 July.

Having paid out a lot of ££££, I don’t want to risk being late, so on Friday I did a dry run, checking my routes and the entry points to the venues.

I have a fairly good knowledge of the London Underground system so I’ve chosen routes different to those recommended by the organisers. Those of you who know me may suspect this is because I’ve always been a member of the awkward squad. My story is that I’ll be avoiding the more crowded routes by choosing alternatives to those recommended.

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