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Wednesday, 8 August 2012

miss b loves.......watching athletics at the Olympic Stadium


I mentioned here that our tickets for the Olympic Football at Old Trafford, Manchester had arrived but like many people we were still a little disappointed that we hadn't managed to buy tickets for a London event.........

Imagine my excitement when I received a phone call  to say that I had won two tickets to watch the ATHLETICS AT THE OLYMPIC STADIUM!!!!! I had entered a draw at our local BMW showroom a few weeks ago but didn't for one second expect to win......

So off we went to London last Saturday, 4th August 2012 and the city looked amazing..... 



1.World flags in Regent Street
  2.One of the many floral diplays

          3.John Lewis Department Store
There are 83 statues of Wenlock, the London 2012 Mascot and Mandeville, the London 2012 Paralympic Mascot and we spotted these two cute ones.....
Beefeater Mandeville
 and City Wenlock
We arrived early at the Olympic Stadium, keen to soak up the atmosphere.....All the London Ambassadors we met were so helpful and friendly and delighted to pose for photos...


My prize included Champagne and refreshments in the BMW VIP Lounge and then we were shown the new concept cars....

We soon found our seats close to the Olympic cauldron and just fifteen rows from the track - what a fantastic view of all the action! 



Words can't describe the atmosphere and our excitement as the events began.... 
Watching so many talented athletes from so many countries was just breathtaking.
Men's 400m Hurdles
Greg Rutherford celebrates
 his Long Jump Gold
I had been looking forward to seeing Jessica Ennis in the Heptathlon 800m .......





........ and as Mo Farah completed the final laps of the Men's 10000m Final the noise and anticipation in the stadium was something I had never before experienced.....





It was a sensational evening and the three gold medals for Team GB was the icing on the cake! 

So many spectators had made such an effort to support their team........

and many had travelled so far......


It was a pleasure and privilege to be part of such a happy and historic occasion......

Spotted on the wall
of the Underground
                                   
Next post.....Hong Kong Part 2 

53 comments:

  1. Wow, I am so jealous, what a great opportunity! I am happy for you of course :) what a great you had!

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  2. So lucky! Happy for you and thanks for sharing with us!

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  3. Oh neat - how very very cool - the best kind of trip!

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  5. What an adventure you have just had, miss b, and thanks to your story and wonderful photos, we got to be there too. I was scheduled to fly to London at the end of this week, but the trip has been cancelled, and I am a bit wee disappointed. So thank you for that glimpse of the Olympics! Veronique (French Girl in Seattle)

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  6. No way! I can't wait to hear all about it. Winning from a car dealership? So awesome!

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  7. Fabulous post! I am sure you have made some wonderful memories from your time in London:)
    ~Anne

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  8. Great insider post! London looks so much more fun with the olympics decorations. I wish I was there to watch some games, I became London nostalgic now : )

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  9. You had fantastic seats on one of the best nights ever! I would have loved to have been there for the Mo and Ennis wins. I bet is was REALLY loud. How cool you won those tickets with the VIP treatment. Good for you :) XOL

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  10. Wow, what a day. I would have loved to have been there but had to settle watching every moment on tv! It was a night i'll never forget. Great photos and how close were you to the action!

    Luxx Mint

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  12. Oh my gosh, that is amazing! Thank you so much for sharing this with us. What a neat sneak peak into such a special event. :)

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  14. omg'd miss b, i am SO ECSTATIC FOR YOU! you won BIG! no, let me rephrase that...YOU WON GOLD! hahaha that was an awesome prize package! you are so deserving, because you have a wonderful spirit. they did a story on Mo here in the States and I was so impressed with him and his family. he trained here in the States to get away from the media. he did so well! fabulous guy. Ahhhh Jess! I learned about her too! She is spectacular. I was so happy for GB! You guys have some amazing talent on your team. I would've been in BMW heaven! HaHa The pic of that car looks amazing! Cheers and Champagne to YOU!
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    1. Thanks for those kind words, Kim. I didn't know that Mo
      had been training over there to get away from the media.

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  15. How fortunate you were to win those tickets! Nothing like actually bring there in person to feel that energy. Wonderful photos !!

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  16. Oh wow that must have been so amazing! And what a great day to go watch it all with three golds! :)

    Lisa xx

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  17. Lucky you, being able to sit right there in the midst of it all! My husband would love to be that close. He has been watching the Olympics, as he was an athlete in school. The costumes are so festive, and it shows so much spirit. I'm surprised you got so many great pictures. I think I would have just been too excited to take pictures. What a day to remember for you.
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

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  18. Wow how lucky are u.
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  19. I imagine it is a wonderful experience

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  20. I cannot express how jealous I am feeling righ now....ahhhhh!!! Wow what an experience! I also went to the London Olympics but had to settle for overinflated back seat tickets haha! Love the photos, you captured all 3 winners! x

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  21. How wonderful! That's an experience you'll never forget. I've loved watching the games on tv. Can't imagine how great it would have been to be there!

    Abbey x

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  22. Thanks everyone for taking the time to write such wonderful comments. So pleased you enjoyed the post and photos - I realize just how lucky I was to be there.

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  23. CONGRATULATIONS! What an incredible win (for you!) Great pictures!!

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  24. Fantastic post Miss b.!!! The photos are marvelous, and you descripions made me feel like I was sitting next to you, enjoying with you that unforgettable experience!! Thank you very much for sharing that incredible day in the Olympic Stadium, the festive atmosphere, the Argentine fan pic and the glass of champagne!!!
    Big hugs, darling!
    Inés

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  25. Omg, it's so amazing! You were very lucky to be there!

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  26. wow! That's definitely the experience of a lifetime! Awesome!

    Have a lovely weekend!

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  27. That's so exciting! That's definitely something to be bragging about for years to come!

    Sincerely,
    Sabrina

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  28. So awsome ! I wish I were there

    Love Meroda

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  29. It's awesome! Have a good time!

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  30. How exciting - happy for you. Thanks for sharing your experience!

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  31. The Olympic games were phantastic! Love ot soo much!

    Love,
    Sarah

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  32. What an amazing experience!!! Once in a lifetime!
    Stacy

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  33. So exciting! Lucky you! That sounds absolutely fabulous...I've had so much fun watching on tv! Kind of sad they're over now :(

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  34. How exciting, I'm so jealous you got to experience the Olympics in person! Great pictures and thanks for sharing.

    Thanks for visiting my blog and following along, I'm following along with you now too! :D

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  35. Wow! What an amazing experience! Once in a lifetime! So jealous.

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  36. What a marvellous experience dear! So happy you enjoyed yourself. -Thanks so much for sharing these photos. xx

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  37. wow! thats great! glad u had an amazing experience
    xo
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  38. wow, I am jealous........
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  39. Amaazing blog and I really love it.

    Very nice photos :))



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  40. Amazing pics! Loved watching the games on TV, but to be there would have been amazing. what a buzz it must have been

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  41. I guess it was GREAT - you are such a lucky ducky... ;o) Wow! Christa

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