The London Olympics 2012

I arrived in London in time to watch the Olympic opening ceremony, which I found impressive in a very British way, although I couldn’t help thinking that many people overseas wouldn’t get it.

Team GB supporters on the tube

Team GB supporters on the tube

Anyway, London definitely has a case of high Olympic fever.

There is an air of excitement in London’s streets which are lined with posters and people wearing red, white and blue clothes supporting Team GB.

Big TV screens showing the sporting events can be found in pubs and in shopping malls with plenty of people watching them.

Flying the flag...

Flying the flag…

Even the London Underground is buzzing with people on their way to events often wearing team colours.

Union Jack flags are hanging from pub windows and Mercedes cars are everywhere with the London 2012 Olympic Games logos plastered all over them.

Official Mercedes transport for the Olympics - in Mayfair (just minutes from the Indonesian Embassy)

Official Mercedes transport for the Olympics – in Mayfair (just minutes from the Indonesian Embassy)

As I write this Team GB have already got 53 medals – 25 of them are gold – pretty impressive.

I met 2 runners on the train, they were from Colombia and the woman had just come from a race – she didn’t win but she had a big happy smile anyway…

Colombia runners on a London Underground train

Colombia runners on a London Underground train

The colours of the directions for the events were pretty bright, it would have been easy to find your way to an event…

Pink directions

Pink directions

I say a big ‘Well Done’ to everyone who have made these games very special – it’s good to be in London right now.

Blog update… Well the Olympics have finished and it was great to see that Team GB came third in terms of Gold Medals (USA 46, China 38 and Team GB 29).

We also came fourth overall for total number of medals (USA 104, China 88, Russia 82 and Team GB 65 – this is a fantastic achievement – especially when you consider the tiny size of Great Britain compared to those other giant countries).

Well done also to Indonesia who got a Silver and a Bronze medal – in weightlifting!

I’m back in Indonesia now and, however good it was to be in London, I’m very happy to be back in Bali šŸ™‚

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  1. Hello London « Julie in Bali

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