Well, I’ve had a busy old Olympic time of it since the last issue. Then I wrote about the Opening Ceremony rehearsal, but since then I’ve done lots of writing and sampled the atmosphere at a live event…
Yesterday I went to the beach volleyball. I had originally applied for tickets in the main ballot, but (seemingly like most people) I didn’t get anything. That meant that when the first load of tickets were released on first come first served basis, we had first pickings.
Nothing available in the athletics sessions I wanted to see, so then I had to choose what to go for. Beach volleyball seemed the answer, because I had enjoyed watching it at previous Olympics, I was keen to see the venue slap bang in the heart of London, and it was good value for money.
£20 for the ticket, for 2 mens and 2 womens games, which is a 4 hour session.
I loved it!
I was expecting the security and queues after the Opening Ceremony rehearsal, and to be honest it wasn’t worse than you would reasonably expect.
I also got to see the GB men play, and that brought a complete change in the atmosphere, just a touch louder to say the least!
Beach volleyball tends to polarise opinion – some people say it is too frivolous to be in The Olympics, others say it adds fun and viewer figures to The Games.
Having watched it on TV for many years, and now in person, there is no doubt it’s as athletic as indoors volleyball, so why shouldn’t it be in?
What did strike me was the sheer scale of the whole thing. I noticed that at the Olympic Park, and again at the Horse Guards Parade venue. Massive number of people, all the facilities, even the volleyball stadium itself, it’s just *big*!
You can see why it costs so much to stage an Olympics, and why it’s such a challenge.
I’m so pleased I got to go, as I continue watching it in the years ahead, I can add the memory of actually going to an event when it came to London.
As for my articles? Well, they have been Olympic orientated –
– Goal Achievement – Would You Start The 100 Metres Standing Up? which is about trying new things to make progress.
– Paul McCartney Is An Olympic Sized Numpty! which is about non expert offering their advice.
– Arrow Towards Goal Achievement Like Alison Williamson! which is about classic goal achievement imagery.
– Goal Achievement – Olympic Show And Tell! which is about commitment and effort towards your goal.
– Goal Achievement – Successful Cycling Systems! which is about putting systems in place.
As for my $101,000 Challenge, well I put on a special pricing offer for my article writing. That lasts for the period of the Olympics, and you can see it here:
Olympic pricing on my article writing!I decided a long time ago that I would watch as much Olympics as possible, and in fact with the multi channel options, I am spoilt for choice!
That means that although I am still blogging away, the list building may be less active until it’s over. I did some tweaking on the update Make Money From Sport guide, if that interests you, then the Olympics is a great time to put it to use, you can start today!
Ok, that’s it for today – do let me know what you think! (you can see the rest of the pictures from my day at the beach volleyball on my facebook page, link to the right hand side of page)
‘Til Next Time,
Health & Happiness,
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