Archives for July 31, 2012

Olympic diary: Monday, 30 July

Back in May, I booked a ticket for one of the swimming events, taking advantage of the special allocation of tickets for those who had applied in 2011 and had been unsuccessful.

I tried for one of the sessions which included a final but they were sold out. I succeeded in getting a ticket for a set of the heats and had to be content with that.

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Olympic diary: Saturday, 28 July

Olympic diary, Saturday, 28 July.

I went to the Excel Centre near Royal Victoria Dock for the women’s fencing (foils) semifinals and finals.

I gave myself four hours to travel there and go through the very thorough security. The trains were full but not overcrowded. I had bags of time to spare but I’m not sorry I gave myself so much time. I would have hated to miss anything of the event.

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Olympics diary: Wednesday, 25 July

The Olympic torch came to Harrow on Wednesday, 25 July. These photos were taken around 9.30. There were plenty of spectators, mainly kids and mums and dads, but a good cross section of the community too. [Read more…]