What a brilliant Olympics. In my opinion the best of all. Organizers, participants, volunteers, and residents have granted the world a breathtaking spectacle. I had one of my country's gold medal swimmers on board out of Hounslow the other day and enjoyed hearing what it was like from a competitor's standpoint. Great for athlete and fan alike.
I had always believed that Britain's finest hour was Bannister's 3:59.6 that day long ago up at Oxford but I must say this is close if not equal.
Well done! Very well done.
Last edited by Uncle Fred; 12th Aug 2012 at 04:08.
Well done UK. It seems to have overwhelmingly been a HAPPY Games, not just for those involved, but for the whole of the UK. So well organised and run, but with a minimum of fuss. Congratulations to the citizens of the UK - you have so much to be proud of.
There was a warning that queues would be bad at the park and to arrive early because of the airport style security. Jeez, if only the airports were like this. Pleasant, smiling civvies and the most reassuring thing, service personnel. Went through in about 1 minute for 5 of us. Can we have that as the legacy of the games please.
Having said that, I'm finding the closing ceremony very tacky. Lot's of superannuated pop stars singing their hits from the past 30 years - many of whom the athletes have never heard of - let alone not understanding the lyrics.
A bit too much of the Cool Britannia for me.......
Since the closing ceremony runs for five and a half hours over here (complete with commercial breaks), and not even starting for another five hours here in California, I'm gong to record it and watch it later.
Must say though, as for the Olympics itself, ya done good.