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Published: August 4th 2012
What an end to an amazing 5 days! On our last day in the Olympic Park we saw: Michael Phelps, Ryan Lochte, Tyler Clary and Missy Franklin swim. Then, we walked over to the Today Show set and saw Matt interview Carmelo Anthony and Savanah interview Mary Lou Retton and Aly Raisman. We were on the right side of the crowd surrounding the barrier. Our sign was waving and we've been told that we were televised.
It was an incredible experience and a true inspiration to watch such skilled athletes. Our event tickets included men's gymnastics, tennis at Wimbledon, men's and women's basketball, and swimming. This entry will be a day by day summary of what we saw.
The park was beautiful and so well planned. I'll plan to do an additional blog on the park. There is so much to share. In typical British humor, the locals had nicknamed many of the buildings. There was the Pringle (Velodrome), the marshmellow (basketball arena), the bubble (gymnastic arena), and the wave (aquatic center). Walkways leading through the park were incredibly wide and allowed for easy pedestrian movement. Landscaping was done with fields of wildflowers that were beautiful. The views from
the top of the Orbits Tower were fantastic. Plus, it was environmentally sustainable. There were water stations located around the park where you could fill your water bottles. Trash containers were labeled for specific recyclable items, and walkways and bridges were made from reclaimed materials.
It was a great week and we had a blast!
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