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.

The swimming heat on Monday start at 10 AM. It’s recommended that spectators get there 2 hours before the start for “airport style security checks”. So I reckon I’ll have to set off about 6.30. I may decide to leave even earlier just to be on the safe side.

No liquids can be brought into the Aquatics Centre. Empty water bottles can be brought to be filled once you get in.  There were lots of squaddies there on Friday, so if they are doing the security checks on the day, everyone should be safe.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’ll be adding further Olympic related posts to my Facebook Wall and this blog.

 

Speak Your Mind

*