Despite early fears about the numbers of security guards at London 2012, there was confirmation yesterday that the organisers have managed to fully-meet their quota of Jobsworths for this year’s Games.
In an interview with the media, 100-metre Gold Medal winner Usain Bolt explained how he encountered these shadowy figures within the staff at the Olympic Stadium: “It has been different from Beijing. There are lots of rules, weird, silly rules that don’t make any sense to me. I tried to wear my tie into here, they said ‘no’. I said why? ‘Because of the rules’, they said. Then I wanted to bring my skipping rope in and they said ‘no’ because it’s ‘the rules’. These rules just don’t make sense to me.”
It may have seemed like a bit of an anti-climax after Saturday’s amazing performances but, numerically, Day Nine was the most successful so far for Team GB, with a total of eight medals being won across six different sports.
Andy Murray finally found a way to beat Roger Federer at Wimbledon, and how emphatically he did so, losing just seven games on the way to a straight-sets win to take the Men’s Singles Gold. Continue Reading
It doesn’t happen very often in this modern life, but occasionally something takes place that just makes words redundant. Day Eight of London 2012, in particular the evening session in the Stadium, was one such circumstance. It was billed as Super Saturday and, for once, that billing was an understatement. In all seven medals, six of them Gold, were won by Team GB – three of those Golds coming late in the day, in less than an hour of the most sensational session of athletics this country has ever experienced.
It was one of those “do you remember where you were…” moments. In the years to come, countless millions will, no doubt, claim they were there on the night and, with the miracles of HDTV and surround sound, in a way we all were. Continue Reading