August 6, 2012 by Helen Blake
Mary Pasby our Olympic Games-Maker gives some behind-the-scenes insights.
No surprise really given the incredible achievements of the team GB cyclists. Out at the rowing venue for the games - Eton Dorney, cycling is the preferred mode of transport for many as it is a very large site. On seeing the New Zealand rowing team storage with a stack of parked cycles alongside – it made me smile as it looks as if they have brought the wrong kit with them – can you tell your BMX from your BM1X? Let me know if you can.
Getting to the spectator stands takes some time and on route I was struck by the huge logistics feat for the games – getting equipment, athletes and technicians all in the right place at the right time! On top of that the organisers have to deal with the vagaries of our British weather.
Today the preferred lanes for heat winners – usually 3 and 4 – had to be swopped over to 5 and 6 because of heavy cross-winds.
August 3rd, Day 7. It is incredible to see the camaraderie between spectators despite the competitive nature of the games – national pride and support runs high across all nations but it is amazingly friendly and good-natured. Here are just a few pictures of spectators demonstrating their national pride:
Dutch men bringing an orange halo to Eton Dorney at the rowing;
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