Right here goes, my first blog. I’m encouraged to do this by my friend from the West Street Writers in Farnham, Georgie Knaggs, who has been writing a blog for oh… ages now. I really needed to get something going because on 29th July I attend my first shift at the Excel for the London 2012 Olympic games. So I’ve got my uniform, my accreditation (ID card in normal parlance) and I’m good to go.
I’ve had several days training, culminating in last Sundays ‘Venue Specific Training’ at the Excel, so now I’m ready to receive the visitors. The Excel has 7 events: Wrestling (freestyle and greco-roman), Judo, Boxing, Table Tennis, Taekwondo and Weightlifting. The 5 event areas can hold up to 70,000 people so it really is a big deal and 2nd only to the main Olympic park.
I shall try and report fairly quickly after each day and see how I get on, any comments welcome.