Sorry cynics; I love the Olympics. I love it so much that I set alarms for 3am to wake up and watch Michael Phelps swim in Beijing 2008. Nothing can dampen my enthusiasm for this year’s home games.
On Saturday night I attended 2012 Hours To Go, a London Prepares event which was sort of marketed as the pre-opening ceremony for the Olympic Stadium, with celebrities. It was hilarious. This was not an event for haters. Martin Kemp raced in a time trial and Lemar zorbed his way around the track to try and win members of the audience prizes. Pure cheese, with Vernon Kay.
Before the entertainment, university-level athletes competed in BUCS Visa Outdoor Athletics Championships 2012, with events like 400m hurdles, 100m sprint, 400m relay, high-jump and polevault.
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