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Living In History


As this post publishes I will be somewhere in London in the middle of my very last Games Maker 2012 shift. I posted here about my Olympics experience and when I get home and organised I will post about my day at the Paralympics too. Just for now though, on this final day, I wanted…… Continue reading Living In History

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On Being A Games Maker at London 2012


Well it’s all over and done with. The London Olympics 2012 are finished – the Closing Ceremony complete, medals won and handed out, anthems played, races run, shot-puts thrown and show jumps cleared. And I made it happen. Well, I helped. My shifts were out on the road for the Cycling Road Races and Marathons…… Continue reading On Being A Games Maker at London 2012

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The Olympics – Starting To Feel Real


This time last week I was sat in Wembley Arena with over 9,000 other people at my London 2012 Games Maker Orientation Training Event. It was about half way through, probably about 10.30am, that everything suddenly started to feel less like a dream and more like something that is actually going to happen. Seb Coe,…… Continue reading The Olympics – Starting To Feel Real

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My Olympic Dream


I suddenly realised that I never actually wrote this post. Only thought about it. Sorry! Back in July I posted about attending my Games Maker Selection Event at Warwick University and my hopes at being chosen as a volunteer for the 2012 Olympics in London. Well, I got my results back finally and… I GOT…… Continue reading My Olympic Dream

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Olypmics Games Maker 2012 – The Next Stage


On Wednesday I set off on the next stage of my personal adventure to try and be a part of the London 2012 Olympics. Months and months and months ago I filled in the application form to volunteer as a Games Maker, sent it off into cyberspace and sat back to wait. Well a few…… Continue reading Olypmics Games Maker 2012 – The Next Stage

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Making It Happen…Or At Least Trying To…


As some of you who follow me on Twitter (or, God forbid, actually know me in Real Life) will know, I have applied to be a ‘GamesMaker’ at the 2012 Olympic Games. For those not in the know a ‘GamesMaker’ is one of the thousands of volunteers that come together to help make the whole…… Continue reading Making It Happen…Or At Least Trying To…