London Olympics 2012

We got tickets!!

We got tickets!!

I know I am late in writing this post…but hey! Better late than never! This time I do not want to say I am back and stuff like that as no resolutions work for me- ever! My last post was a year ago and I have nothing else to blame other than my laziness…:( No excuses this time.

Anyway, I am back and what more interesting than the London Olympics. It was highly celebrated event of 2012 and through out the summer there was nothing else on people’s minds. After a lot of moaning and cursing the organizers for the poor way of ticket sales, I think we were the most loyal visitors to the official games website everyday. It took a lot of patience, perseverance and refreshing the page to finally get tickets!! yaeee- high-point of the summer for me:)

So on the 1st of Aug 2012, we disembarked the tube and walked towards the Wembley Arena for our session of Badminton. With a huge crowd walking in either direction and games volunteers cheering everyone up we knew we were in for a good time.

 

The badminton courts in Wembley Arena

Badminton courts in the Wembley Arena

As we were hoping to watch Saina in action when we bought the tickets we were on cloud nine when it actually came true 🙂 And to add to it she won that game with a lot of support from the Indian crowd that had come to watch her play!

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The Indian Star!

Go Saina go!!

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Chakde India!!

When the session was finally over, we waited outside the players exit door to try our luck hoping to meet some of them. But that didn’t happen and we were on our way back to the station to get home and who do we bump into!! Pullela Gopichand! He was such a sweet person who readily obliged for a photo and autograph.

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Autograph please…:)

Next, it was round 2! Time to get to the London OLYMPIC PARK. And this time for Paralympics. With the Olympics being a huge huge hit with GB fans and many of the team GB players winning medals there was no doubt that the Paralympics tickets will sell like hot cakes as well.

Again, lucky as we were got 2 tickets to see the athletics in action on the 5th of September in Stratford. The Olympic park was huge and spread over quite a few miles. Involved a lot of walking but was worth all the effort! Long jump, high jump, 400m, 100m, 4*100m relay was all on display and was spectacular to watch. The olympic flame burning in the centre of the stadium truly made us feel like we were a part of the Olympic spirit.

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The OLYMPIC STADIUM

 

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Team GB Fans!

 

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Athletics in action!

 

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Night lights…

A Life time Experience!!

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