There were stumbles with the security provision for the Games, and worries about whether the transport system would be able to cope with the extra demand. However, along side this, people’s imagination has been captured by the Olympic Games.
The Olympic torch is one of the endearing symbols of the Games. Those who had the opportunity to run with the torch came from all walks of life – reflecting the British nation, and capturing people’s imagination.
I was fortunate to work in central London, and managed to see the Olympic torch twice. I arrived to the Globe just in time to see the torch and runner pass by the crowds lining the street. It took only moments, but the crowd was jubilant – and cameras and camera phones captured the fleeting moment.
I felt fortunate to be in a city that is holding the Olympics, but also to have had the opportunity to be part of the lead up – even if it’s a very, very small part of it. It’s good to have coverage on TV, the radio and the internet. However, seeing a part of it live adds something special.