Our favourite bits of the London Olympics Games, 2012

The Olympics has been huge success and we’ve been gripped throughout so we wanted to write a post about all our favourite bits so that we can look back and remember the fond memories.

How to Wear the GB flag

Though we didn’t get to to have front row seats at any of the events **boohoo** we did manage to sneak last minute tickets to the Olympic Park, so at least we took in some of the atmosphere.

Despite there of course being the anticipated crowds travelling to the venue, there was definitely a feeling of calm and organisation about the Park. Smiley Brit volunteers doing their duties of welcoming and directing on a day that saw an impressive amount of sun!


With the Olympic rings in our sights and the Anish Kapoor Orbit Tower in the distance we ventured further into the Park where we saw glimpses of all the impressive stadiums that we all been watching so avidly whilst glued to the box. You could hear the cheering of the crowds from within and it was a good indicator of goals/ points scored when you could hear the clapping before the time lapsed big screens caught up with the coverage.

So what were our best bits …

God save the Queen

The Queen, our ultimate British icon appearing with Bond, James Bond in the opening ceremony … who would have thought she’d have the capability to parachute into the stadium at the age of 86 … what a legend!

Golden girls grab Olympic Medal for Rowing

Heather Stanning and Helen Glover showed true Olympic spirit to storm into the record books while snatching team GB their first gold medal of London 2012. They became the first women to ever win a rowing gold for Britain.

Smiles all around for Jessica Ennis

Olympic poster girl Jessica Ennis scored a total of 6,955 points was a huge 306 points ahead of Germany’s Lilli Schwarzkopf in silver and 327 clear of world champion Tatyana Chernova in bronze. This Northern girl deserves every success that she gets.

A win at Wimbledon for Murray

Andy Murray captured the biggest title of his career with an emphatic victory over Roger Federer in the Olympic men’s singles final at Wimbledon, beating Federer in straight sets, 6-2 6-1 6-4, to the delight of jubilant crowds on Centre Court.

Brownlee brothers glory

A spectacular performance from the Brownlee brothers made GB triumphant in the Triathlon.Alistair Brownlee became Great Britain’s first Olympic Games champion in the event with a brilliant performance in front of a huge crowd in Hyde Park while his brother Jonny won a bronze medal.

The Royal seal of approval

And finally this lovely moment captured by the press of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge cheering as they attend the track cycling event held at the Velodrome. Showing true patriotism to their Queen and country!

And a few of other images (courtesy of Trendhunter) that we think sums up the way that GB held the games …

With grace …

… dignity

and International success!

We loved every moment … we hope you did too!

Love Saloukee xxx

 

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