25th October 2012
Back in August like most of the country I was gripped by Olympic fever. I already had tickets to go see the Modern Pentathlon at Greenwich Park, but I really wanted to see the Athletics...it was always one of my bucket list items to watch Athletics at the Olympics. After the infamous 1st ballot of tickets I was unsuccessful. Feeling somewhat cheated by the system, I didn't bother with the 2nd ballot and had resigned myself to watching it all on TV.

However, after the Games started and it became apparent that tickets where becoming available all the time due to no-shows of officials and other parties, I like many many thousands of others became addicted to refreshing the ticketing site in the search for one-off ticket opportunities. Then at exactly 4pm on Friday 10th August during the last days of the Games and almost at the point of giving up, I bagged a ticket for the Athletics finals that evening. Que a mad dash down the M1 and then across to the Olympic Park at Stratford I arrived only having missed a couple of minor events. I can't tell you how exciting it was, the only way it could have been better is if it had been for the following night when Mo Farah won his 2nd Gold of the Games in the 5000m. But, I'll settle for watching the USA finally break the Women's 4x100m World Record 27 years after the previous best by the old East Germany.

Here are 3 images from that visit to the Games.

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