London 2012 Olympics – round up

We were very fortunate to get tickets for a number of events at the London 2012 Olympics.   After all, when else were we going to experience Olympics at our doorstep?  The quest for tickets started a year ago and I was unsuccessful during the 1st round of the ticket ballot.   However, a few months ago,  I managed to get tickets for the following events.

Badminton – men’s quarter finals and women’s doubles semi-finals at the Wembley Arena – 2 Aug 2012

We saw Lee Chong Wei (Malaysia) beat Parupalli Kashyap (India) in the men’s quarter finals.

Lin Dan (China) beat Sho Sasaki (Japan) to march onto the semis.   Lin Dan beat Lee Chong Wei to win gold.

Football at Wembley Stadium – Mexico v Senegal on 4th Aug 2012.  Mexico went on to win gold.

Fantastic atmosphere at the stadium.   Mexico went on to win 3-2 that day.

Women’s boxing at ExCeL on 5th Aug 2012.   A bittersweet event for Hubby as he was hoping to see his fellow countrywoman fight, only realising a few days earlier that she had qualified to the next round.

Of all the events we went to, the boxing arena had the best atmosphere. 

I managed to score a solo ticket to the Men’s Keirin and Women’s Omnium event at the Velodrome on 7th Aug 2012.   I gave Hubby the ticket as I knew he’d enjoy it.   And he did.

The velodrome – aka Pringle

Malaysia’s Azizulhasni Awang

Team GB- Sir Hoy and Laura Trott.   My sweet Hubby took this photo just for his pregnant-muscles appreciating-wife.

Ok, so here’s a more decent shot of him.

It didn’t matter that we couldn’t get tickets to the athletics or swimming or all the other exciting events – our sofa afforded us the best seat in the house where we cheered loudly for Jessica Ennis, Mo Farah, Tom Daley, Michael Phelps, Lee Chong Wei, Sanya Richards-Ross and many more of our favourite competitors. 

The games come to an end tomorrow, followed by 2 weeks lull before the start of the Paralympics.  It’s been a very exciting fortnight and we feel lucky to have been a part of it.

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