Flags outside the Basketball Arena, Olympic Park. Copyright the author 2012

A 7/7 doctor says they now have closure after the 7/7 bombings 7 years earlier. That’s really good to hear.

Dr Hartle, one of 70,000 Games Makers volunteering in London, said: “We had just won the Games and the only thing people were talking about during the first hour of work that day was the Olympics. Most of us were pretty cynical. What was the impact going to be on those who lived and worked in London?”

He added: “Then, as you all know, the day turned out to be about something completely different, with the terrorist attack on London. I was there and I did my job. It wasn’t the job we planned to do that day, but we did it, and we did it well.

This is similar to my own journey, except I never had the trauma of the bombings as a medical expert.

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