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A day at the London 2012 Olympics

SuperTom at the London 2012 OlympicsOn the day that we went to the Olympics, me and my mum went on a train to get there. We got up early at seven o’clock (we had stayed at my nanny’s house because she lives in London) and we walked halfway to the train station and then took a bus because we had travel-cards which came with our Olympic tickets. It was six stops on the train to get to the Olympics and the train was very very busy because lots of people were going to the Olympics.

Arriving at the Olympic Park for London 2012When we got off the train I was very excited. I was wearing my London 2012 t-shirt and I had a lanyard which had lots of pin badges on it that we had collected before we got there. Lots of people said they liked my badges and asked me where I got them from. We had bought them from the London 2012 shop, John Lewis and the Tower of London shop which we went to the day before.

We walked from the station into the Olympic park. I was a bit nervous because I was so happy to be there! I saw the actual Olympic Stadium and it was brilliant and ginormous. I’ve got tickets for the Paralympics too so I can go in the stadium then!

As we walked to the Basketball Arena, we saw Chris Hoy with his gold medal. He was wearing his medal and being interviewed on a balcony. He waved to the crowd and it made me feel like crying! I couldn’t believe that I could see a real gold medallist from Team GB!

Before we got to the Basketball Arena, we went into a BP room and we watched a 3D film on a ball in the middle of the room. We were turning around and it got really cold. The film was talking about the Olympics and the environment.

SuperTom at the Basketball Arena London 2012When we finally got to the Basketball Arena we sat down in our chairs to watch the men’s handball quarter final with Hungary vs Iceland. Handball is very quick, action-packed and it was a bit boring at the beginning but then very exciting when it was a draw and it went to extra time! Woo. Then I really started cheering for Hungary because I wanted them to win and they won! Phew.

After the handball match, I had my picture taken with the Olympic torch but it wasn’t as much fun as when I had my picture taken with it at Beavers because that felt more special because it was just us kids. We had a walk around the Olympic Park and there were lots of fans from other countries like Spain fans and Hungary fans and some of them were dressed up, especially the Iceland ones. Ones of the Iceland fans was dressed as Santa Claus!

      

We actually had three days in London and two sleeps. The day before I went to the Olympics, I went down to the South Bank and saw lots of Olympics mascots – they were gigantic and me and my sister had a photo taken with as many as possible. They all looked different because they had different patterns on them. On the last day in London, we went to the Tower of London and I saw the Crown Jewels and I saw Tower Bridge open too.

    

I had an excellent time in London and it felt very special going to the Olympics because not many children in the world would get to do that. I have enjoyed the whole Olympics, watching it on TV and going to see the handball. When I grow up, I would like to be an Olympic athlete but I wonder what country it would be in? I think I’d be good at single diving like Tom Daly. I don’t think I’d be really that good at football and handball because they are a bit too fast for me and tricky. I think I’d be good at gymnastics as well, on the horse.

I’m really upset that the Olympics are going to go this weekend but I’m really excited about the Paralymics in a couple of weeks’ time. Thank you for reading this very long post! Please have a look at my slideshow below which has all my photographs on it from my visit to the London 2012 Olympics 🙂

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The day I held the Olympic Torch

I held the Olympic Torch and it was amazing because I was at Beavers. I had a picture with it. It felt kind of heavy and light and it had the London 2012 symbol on it. I couldn’t believe it when I actually just touched the torch! It was a once in a really really big lifetime experience and I am happy because not any children get to hold the torch. My friend’s dad brought the torch in to Beavers so that we could have a picture with it and experience a bit of Olympic magic! Thank you for reading this little blog post. Best magic wishes from Tom.

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The Olympic Torch Relay in Bedford

When I got up this morning I felt happy because I was going to Bedford to see the Olympic Torch Relay. I put on an Olympics t-shirt and some sticky glittery tattoos. I am going to keep my tattoos on for lunch! Some of them are on my face.

The weather was disgusting on the way to Bedford, it was chucking it down with rain. We had to walk all the way from the car park in the rain to the torch relay. It took ages for the torch to arrive but while we were waiting I saw some funny things like a man running along with a fake torch and a rubbish truck driving along the road! The police came along and high-fived me and had a photo with me which you can see in the gallery on this blog post.

Before the torch man came along, lots of cars and trucks and motorbikes were in front of it. On three of the trucks there were people dancing and singing and that made me feel a bit nervous and excited because I knew the Olympic torch was very close. A torch relay is a race that you can join in and you have your very own torch to keep but you run with it and pass the flame to another person.

When I finally saw the Olympic torch I was very excited and I saw lots of people running with the person carrying the Olympic torch. You can see it yourself on this exciting video that my Dad took:

Thank you for reading this blog post. Please have a look at the pictures.

From Tom 😀

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Looking forward to the London 2012 Olympics

The Olympics are coming to London soon. I cannot wait because I am going to the Olympics. I have a ticket to see the men’s handball. I don’t really know what handball is but I would like to see it because they might explain what it is and I will get to see the new Olympic Park in London too. The basketball arena where the men’s handball is played was built especially for the Olympics.

I am going to buy a special t shirt especially for the Olympics. I am going to stay at my Nan’s house the night before the handball then I am going to go on a train to the Olympics. I will take my camera with me to take pictures of very exciting things and I will put them on my blog for you.

I might go to Bedford and see the Olympic torch on Sunday. Different people will be running around Bedford holding the Olympic torch. I am going early in the morning so I can get a good space to see it. It is special because when it gets to London, they’ll use it to light a special candle so the Olympics can start.

Lots of people will get medals. The youngest person ever to win a medal was a thirteen year old child. At school, we are having our own Olympic-themed sports day. We are competing against lots of different schools to win a certificate, but not a medal. I am looking forward to the penalty kick-off. It was very fun when I tried it out last time we practised.

What are you looking forward to the most about the Olympics?

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