My wife and I went to the Olympic Games yesterday in London. It was a lovely day out in the buzz of our capital city. We had tickets for the Mens Trampoline at the North Greenwich Arena, which is a very LOCOG name as it is in fact the O2 Arena, also known as the Millennium Dome. As O2 are not sponsoring the Olympics their name has been told to take a long walk off a short pier until after the Games are finished.
|Me at the London 2012 Olympic Games (rare event: I’m smiling at a sporting event!)|
Now I wouldn’t have chosen the Mens Trampoline (Women’s Beach Volleyball was top of my list but that didn’t even make the short list my wife drew up!) but like all Olympics ticket-holders we had to enter a ballot to have a right to buy tickets. We entered a ballot which contained a mixture of sports, including the rowing at Eton Dorney, which my wife desperately wanted to see, so if we “won” it really was pot luck which sport we were allocated in order to buy tickets.
|Victory Ceremony at Mens Trampoline event (the Chinese just win everything don’t they?)|