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This is it! I've given up work -retired from the rat race and am about to start on a 10 year adventure, doing all those things I've been meaning to do but never had the time to do them. I've offloaded my responsibilities and it is now my time. So follow my adventures and see whether I actually manage anything!



Sunday, 15 July 2012

Olympics -10 days to go





Well as you know I'm now working in the Athletes Village. I am finding it difficult to keep up to date with blogging but will do the best I can. These rings are in the heart of the village and I'm sure will feature on many of the photos to come out of the Village. As there were no Athletes around at the weekend I managed to sneak a photo of myself (centre) and a couple of my colleagues. I think this will be one of my favourite photos.




There has been a lot of negative press about the Olympics -cost, security, organisation etc but in the Village everyone is buzzing with excitement. The flags were all put up on Saturday afternoon amidst great excitement. Lots of workers were wandering around trying to find their home flag.





The Australians have already made their mark on the Village!


Here's the Swiss team putting their flags on show.





No prizes for guessing which team are staying here.

21 comments:

  1. The Canadians always have a lot of class, not like those other groups!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  2. What a great photo shoot from right inside the Olympic Village .... we have our very own roving reporter.
    Good to see the Australian's home away from home .... I'm hoping they will bring home a few medals.

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  3. Aha … love that moose!! I recall there was a lot of concern prior to the Winter Olympics in BC. But it turned out to be one of the best illustrations of camaraderie and global harmony I have yet to see. I have a feeling the mood will be exactly the same at the Olympics in Britain. Great shot of the three of you, by the way!

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  4. The excitement is building!

    Hehehe! I don't have a clue which country features a red moose and maple leaf. :))

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  5. Cool photos from the athletes village. I am sure it will be very crowded there soon. I love the first shot, it is a keeper. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. I am so looking forward to experiencing the Olympics from the POV of one of my favorite bloggers! :-)

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  7. I am a little worried about that moose's form - he has a strange gait, methinks :)

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  8. Wonderful captures for the day and they do transmit the excitement! The first shot is perfect! I hope you have a wonderful experience. The Olympics have always been important to my family as my children's Dad was a silver medalist in the 64 Olympics in Japan. We always follow them pretty closely! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Sylvia that's the most amazing comment yet! To achieve an Olympic silver medal - wow! What was the event?

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  9. Wow, that's exciting working the Olympics. Nice pics. Thanks for the view "behind the curtain"

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  10. I'm so excited for you---getting to work in the Olympic Village.... AWESOME.... Think I told you that friends of ours worked in our Olympics --when they were in Atlanta several years ago... Oh--the stories they can tell!!!! I'm sure you'll have lots of stories to tell also. I'm so happy for you.

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  11. I am so excited about the Olympics. You must be ecstatic (and tired) about working there, with the Olympics drawing so close. Loved sneak peek :)

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  12. Am sure you will have a lot of stories to tell:)We are really looking forward to the Olympics.Have a great day!

    Shantana

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  13. What a great opportunity to work in the Olympics! Really enjoyed your post.
    I stopped by from Our World Tuesday. Mine is: http://roundoftheseasonsinjapan.blogspot.jp/2012/07/maiden-in-red.html

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  14. Nice to hear from the inside of the Olympic village. It all looks very well, I heard the comments here too indeed about what's all wrong. But I think there are always pessimists everywhere.

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  15. I have very mixed feelings about the Olympics. Mainly to do with the huge corporate muscle power that have taken over this event and are now trying to run every aspect of our lives including what words we use. Do you know that you have broken the law by taking these image? A new law put through parliament on the quiet back in 2006 to keep the IOC happy.

    Censorship is an evil thing and even more so when invoked to protect the corporate monsters.

    Great images though and I am DELIGHTED you ignored the rules and took it any way. Yay for you.

    Mollyxxx

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  16. Very interesting post ! try to keep us updated ! you are better than all Newspapers together, lol !

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  17. The Canadian content made me laugh out loud :) How neat to have an insider's viewpoint on the olympics! Love that first photo and can see why it will be a favourite for you. I hope you all have as much fun as we had here in Vancouver for the winter olympics.

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  18. Hey Gary from Canada, look who decorated first. Oi Oi Oi
    That photo of you and the rings will be one to cherish.

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  19. lol! I love those personalised buildings! Show us more of them please! ;o)

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