Olympics 2012 – the greatest show on earth!
Sunday, 01 July 2012
This is one exciting summer here in the UK! With the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations behind us and England’s strong run in the Euro 2012 football championships now sadly over, all eyes are turning to the London 2012 Olympics, starting on 27th July.
In fact, Olympics fever is already sweeping the nation, thanks to the Olympic torch relay. The Olympic Flame was lit in Greece on 10th May and arrived in the UK eight days later. Since then, it’s been on its way to towns and villages round the UK, with 8,000 different torch bearers carrying it to within 10 miles of 95% of the population. Here at Forward2me, we shared in the excitement when the torch passed within metres of our York House address a few days ago.
Our customers are now getting into the Olympic spirit, too. Among the London 2012 items spotted in the depot so far have been quite a few souvenirs and items of clothing. We’ve even shipped a pair of Olympic tickets to one of our lucky customers – as anyone who’s tried to buy some can tell you, getting hold of them is no easy task!
The Olympics run for 2 weeks from the opening ceremony on 27th July, ending on 12th August 2012. With 26 different sports and 205 nations competing in 300 events (plus 147 countries in the Paralympics starting on 29th August), it really is the greatest show on earth.
So who’s your tip for the biggest gold medal haul at London 2012? No prizes for guessing that here at Forward2me, we’re supporting Team GB!