Diary of a London Games-maker

The London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games are over.  After all the years of anticipation, I find it slightly hard to comprehend.  Whatever will we do with ourselves?  What do we have to look forward to now?  I'm a little bit bereft.

The closing ceremony of the 2012 Olympic Games (photo from Wikimedia Commons, taken by Cloudzilla)

Still, now that they are finished, I can safely write up my behind-the-scenes experiences as a Games-maker, with no fear that Seb Coe will march in and sack me on the spot.

So, over the next few posts, I shall finally write about all the things I've been wanting to tell for ages.  The things I got to see, the people I got to meet, the places I was (and wasn't) able to go.  From the G4S security debacle to the opening ceremony, from brand protection to empty seats, I will give some kind of perspective of what the Olympics felt like to a volunteer, and what it was like being in London for the greatest show on Earth.

I will also discuss the sports I saw, but probably mostly Archery, Weightlifting, and Water Polo, as the others have all had plenty of coverage.

This blog will be solid Olympic gold! (DISCLAIMER: this is not true).

Right then, having promised all that, it looks like I'd best get on with cobbling together the first instalment....

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