Category Archives: Paralympics

London2012: The Greatest Show on Earth Leaves Town: No Glittering Prizes for Legacy

As a self-proclaimed expert on traveling showmen (it’s in the genes and researchers at the BBC agree anyway), I have always been amused at the use of The Greatest Show on Earth being now assigned to the Olympic Games. True … Continue reading

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London2012: Over-Thanking the Gamesmakers

In a spontaneous outburst from the audience at the Closing Ceremony of the London Games on Sunday, the Gamesmakers were recognized for their efforts. This I found embarrassing to say the least given I for my part did very little … Continue reading

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London2012: More Structures from the Olympic Park

 

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London2012: Team GB had its fans on the Olympic Park!

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What did the Ancient Greeks ever do for us?

Part of the Great British Garden on the Olympic Park. Copyright the author 2012 The buzz around Gamesmakers has now turned to what volunteering legacy might there be once the Olympic and Paralymic Games have long left the shores of … Continue reading

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London2012: ‘Sarfend’ We Love You!

When I looked out of the window early this morning it did not inspire me much given the driving rain. It was Southend’s turn to welcome the Olympic flame and it looked a bit bleak. By mid-morning though, everything calmed … Continue reading

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London2012: Telegraph rakes up the ‘Free Oyster Card’ Story

Well it sells newspapers I guess which of course are not FREE. I have a FREE Oyster Card like all Gamesmakers. Read Full Story

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London2012: London Bomb Victim is Chosen for Parlympic Games

I know I’ve written on this before, then it is dear to my heart. Martine Wright, who lost both legs in the 7/7 London Bombings has definitely been named for the Paralympics Volley ball team for London2012. That has to … Continue reading

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