Tag Archives: London Olympics

lovelondonscenes – 100

Appropriate, perhaps, to return to the Olympic Stadium for the 100th lovelondonscenes. We were there yesterday to watch some athletics – the Sainsbury Anniversary Games, part of the Diamond series of international competition. I enjoyed the opportunity, too, to see … Continue reading

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Sportsthoughts (55) – And the BBC Sports Personality of the Year is… Bradley Wiggins!

Yes! That’s where my vote went.  Cyclist supreme.  First ever British winner of the Tour de France – the ultimate endurance test – and olympic Gold medallist in the men’s cycling time trial. And a personality and a very cool … Continue reading

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Sportsthoughts (45) – Paralympics Closing Ceremony

I was fortunate to be at the London Paralympics closing ceremony on Sunday 9 September, with my friends Tony and Jon. This post is mainly about the sights and sounds of the Paralympics and indeed the Olympics. But also the … Continue reading

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Sportsthoughts (44) – A Weekend at the London Paralympics Games

Last weekend my family and I paid two visits to the Olympic Park, to watch the Paralympic Games. On Saturday morning we spent a few hours at the Velodrome, watching the cycling, and on Sunday evening we were at the … Continue reading

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Night time colours at the Olympic Park

I had the pleasure and privilege of going to the Paralympics on Saturday and Sunday 1 and 2 September. Saturday for cycling at the velodrome and Sunday at the main stadium for the athletics. Planning a blog about those visits … Continue reading

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My Top Ten – Olympics music highlights

The opening and closing ceremonies of the London Olympics were infused with great British pop music.  We love our music, and I guess that, along with American music, it travels best around the globe.  Partly because it’s in English, of … Continue reading

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Sportsthoughts (41) – those Olympics!

Two weeks on from the closing ceremony and a few days before the opening of the Paralympics in London, I’ve stirred myself to sum up how I felt about the games. We left for a holiday in Spain that last … Continue reading

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