I have to make a confession: I didn't think I would be that interested in the London Olympics 2012. Figure skating is my sport, and being a winter sport, it's not included in these games. However...ever since I watched the (quirky but fabulous) opening ceremony I've surprised myself by being very into the games! I've been watching bits and pieces, from swimming to gymnastics to athletics. How proud was everyone watching on "super saturday" seeing Jessica Ennis, Mo Farah and the other Brits going for gold! It really makes you proud of the athletes and just goes to show what we can do if we put the funding in. Seeing Australia down the medal table since they cut their funding for the athletes also really brings home the reality that athletes need funding and support from their country.
My boyfriend went off to the swimming to watch Becky Adlington and Michael Phelps in the finals. He had a great day and came back with a bag full of goodies from the Olympic park and some amazing photos. I really enjoyed editing these photos and seeing the different views of the Olympic park in the day and at night.
After the Olympics, of course, it's the the Paralympics, and we've got tickets to the Wheelchair Basketball, which should be excellent. We go to watch the basketball here in Sheffield fairly regularly, and I'd really recommend it as tickets can be quite cheap (around £5), the players are good and it's a fun night out.
I'm really looking forward to going down to the Olympic park and soaking up the atmosphere myself. My boyfriend said the atmosphere in London is fantastic. People can pay a fee to enter the olympic park and watch on the big screens, and if you have tickets to an event, before or after your event, it's a good place to relax and view other sports.
Enjoy the photos below for now but don't forget to keep an eye out for my Paralympic post in September when I'll be posting more photos and a bit about what I wore to the olympics.