I officially take back every complaint I aired about the Olympics (the travel disruption, the endless crowds, the mad traffic). It was all so very worth it. I don’t think I have ever been prouder to be a Londoner. I thoroughly enjoyed cheering on the athletes from my sofa but it was even better to do it in person. Out of all the sporting events and concerts I have attended I can safely say that I have never experienced atmosphere quite like that before. From the minute we arrived, we were welcomed with cheers and smiles (even going through the security checks), and then once through security, I got goose bumps hearing the roar of the crowd! I loved every event we watched but I have to single out the blind sprinters and their guides. They were phenomenal. Awe-inspiring seems like such a clichéd word but that’s exactly how I would sum my experience up – I left that stadium glowing!
Londoners are left wondering exactly what we will do with our time now!
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