Sunday, August 5, 2012

Bored of the Rings??


No!! We are definitely not bored of the rings here in London as the Olympic Games gathers more and more momentum with each day, and the increasing success of Team GB with their amazing medal haul doesn't seem to want to put the brakes on....


Like everyone else, I have been glued to the tv coverage, but as London is my home town, I have been lucky enough to actually go to the Games and see all the action live,,,,,


The volleyball competition is taking place at Earls Court and here are some of the early preliminary matches....


I played volleyball myself competitively for 24 years as well as coaching many school teams, so what an absolute treat it is to see womens' volleyball played at the very highest of levels......


Next it was out to Eton Dorney, in the shadow of Windsor Castle, to watch all of the rowers in competition........


We were in the cheap seats sitting on the river bank entitled "Lakeview Lawns" but we were still able to see all the action close up....


Along with so many other supporters with enthusiasm undampened by the drizzle and rain!!...


All the British athletes have played tribute to the home crowd and how they have been boosted by the deafening cheers - It has been so much fun to be part of all this....


This week I am off to the Olympic Stadium for an evening of athletics on Wednesday 8th, and then back to Earls Court for the women's bronze medal match and the men's final - Can't wait!!

8 comments:

Sylvia K said...

I can feel your excitement and I think it is terrific that you're able to enjoy the games in your home country! I look forward to more of your wonderful captures, Catherine!!

Vagabonde said...

I can understand the way you feel – there is nothing like watching the sport you like when the Olympics are in your town. I remember in 1996 going to watch the cycling event at the Olympics and won’t ever forget it. Enjoy your time there!

Beverley Baird said...

We've been glued here as well! So muc talent, so many wonderful athletes. Britain has done well!

louciao said...

How wonderful for you to be able to actually attend various events and actually share in the palpable excitement in situ.

EG CameraGirl said...

It must be super exciting to be there in England right now!

A Cuban In London said...

I didn't know you'd been a volleyball player. I played for my college. And I was also very good at handball, the sport nobody seems to know anything about! :-)

As a pre-Olympics cynic, I have enjoyed the event. And I'm sad it's over.

Have a great week.

Fly Girl said...

Who can be bored with the rings? I loved the London Olympics and I'm excited that you experienced them live! As a former volleyball player, what did you think of the beach volleyball?

Catherine said...

thanks for all the comments this week - hope you all enjoyed the Olympics - and Fly Girl as far as I am concerned beach volleyball is definitely a gruelling sport that requires even more skill and athleticism compared to indoor volleyball...