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Olympics 2012 – what it’s made me change.

I will never look at someone with cerebral palsy or any other disability in the same way again. The Paralympics have broken taboos I did not know I had, taboos broken by stories of prosthetic limbs being hurled around the olympic village as much … Continue reading

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I’m so bored with the U-S-A!

There’s nothing like a bad loser – this from the guys who gave us the Atlanta and  Los Angeles fiascos!   LONDON — Be careful if you run into Brits for the next little while: They’re under a spell.  Specifically, they … Continue reading

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Bolt live – a night with genius

Of all the very wonderful things about my Olympics, last night’s experience watching Usain Bolt and his colleagues clean up in the 200m sprint ranks highest. Not that the performances of the other five medallists on the night were not … Continue reading

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The incredible day

Everyone in Britain yesterday today will have been touched in some way by the Olympics. Like the opening ceremony, the events that unfurled last night in the Olympic Stadium were dream-like. Watch the action in the BBC’s brilliant video montage … Continue reading

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Twenty reasons to love these Olympics (and they’re only 2 days old)

The volunteers – they’re everywhere, they are helpful, they are the heart and soul of the Olympics THANKS The army – cancelling holidays to make this work – brilliant efficient reassuring THANKS Danny Boyle for helping us understand why we’re proud … Continue reading

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It’s not just about medal tables!

I’ve been rude about the Olympic Park before now, earlier in the year I took the family to a warm up event which turned out to be an exercise in lock down, it rained, we saw little and we got cold. … Continue reading

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Do not be terrorised by anti-terrorism.

I feel like a stranger in my own City. This is not my London that I live in, it is a town that has been handed over to the security forces. We are a town under threat of a “known … Continue reading

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Olympic paranoia at Old Trafford

Chatting with a steward outside Old Trafford we talked of the Olympic Stadium. I told him about my family’s trip there on Saturday. He told me about Old Trafford. They get 75,000 people on a matchday- they know how to … Continue reading

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40,000 Londoners get cold at the Olympic Stadium

The “London Prepares” events climaxed last night at the opening of the Olympic Stadium in Siberian Stratford last night. We came, we saw and we left early – underwhelmed by the experience. Which is a little  unfair on an event that … Continue reading

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