Today I started my first shift in the Athlete's Village. I thought it was never going to happen as there had been an admin glitch and my name had been deleted from the system back in May. After 6 weeks it was finally sorted out and yesterday I turned up ready to work only to find that my accreditation ID had also been cancelled so I was not allowed inside the village. Although it took nearly all day I did eventually get reinstated.
The village feels a little like a ghost town at the moment as the athletes will not take up residence until Monday but everything looks fantastic. The facilities are amazing. I am working in the foodhall which is so big it takes nearly 10 minutes to walk from end to end!
|The athletes will be living in these apartment blocks which will be converted to family homes after the Games.|
|The post games village will have its own school and recreation areas and squares|
My other Olympic role is performing in the Paralympic opening ceremony. The rehearsals are well under way and it has been great fun. I will have two parts in the ceremony neither of which I can discuss but it looks as though it's going to be a great event. It is also very special working alongside very talanted disabled performers.