|My 'cool' personalised stamps|
The main Dining Hall is becoming busier, with more food serving “stations” opening and hence, more choice opening up. Also the “grab and go” food stalls around the Village are also now open for business......no, you red blooded males...not that sort of “grab & go”......but I so hear you.......Ladies’ Hockey is in town.
|View from the eventing athlete's apartment over the Park|
The Tour progressed around the Village, following a well trodden route but a new option was available today and that was a trip in to the main Olympic Park...and it was time well spent; the photos speak volumes.
|walking towards the Main Stadium|
|the Velodrome from the river bridge|
|The Basketball stadium from another river bridge - note the raft of fireworks ready for the opening ceremony|
|The Velodrome from one of the pedestrian walkways through the landscaped park|
You want my prediction? Gee...I hate that question.... Well here we go...the Nations that win the medals will be made up of athletes and staff that can leave the politics at home, ignore the negative innuendos that circle equestrian sport, can soak up the positives of the Games whilst avoiding getting sucked into the plethora of distractions.... they will be the very best that retain the ability to demonstrate they are the best. These will be the closest equestrian competitions we have seen at a major championships / Games and I believe that the difference between medals and no medals will be tiny....those that can retain the mental strength to win will be the ones that leave with medals around their neck.
As Sherlock Holmes said (sort of)....the games are afoot.....