London succeeded without doubt in putting on a stunning show for the world, with an inspirational ceremony to mark the opening of the 2012 Olympic Games.
It was a great history lesson for everyone around the world, especially the youth of Great Britain. There were plenty of moments that gave me goose bumps during the show that’s for sure, it was a real celebration of Great Britain and it was portrayed in a way that i had never witnessed before – i think it instilled a rare sense of pride into millions of people around the UK.
There was plenty of outstanding stage performances and creativity to take in and enjoy during the ceremony and this made it easy to forget what the Olympic games is truly about.
The Olympic games is a stage for the worlds most dedicated athletes and the beginning of the end of a long and difficult journey for them.
All of the athletes at these games have been training and competing tirelessly for several years to try and be fit, healthy and capable of qualifying for the London 2012 Olympic games.
An immense amount of commitment, sacrifice, difficulty and literally blood, sweat and tears plays a prominent role in the athletes lifestyle.
There’s no room for partying, eating crap food, staying up late, getting up late and all that stuff. Even maintaining a relationship has to be put on hold for these athletes due to time constraints and specific behavior requirements.
It can be a very lonely and punishing journey in pursuit of Olympic gold.
Understanding what these athletes have to give up and put in every single day to realise their dreams of achieving the ultimate success in their chosen discipline makes it much more exciting for me.
It is for these reasons that i not only wish Team GB to experience success, but every single athlete that competes in the Olympics and Paralympics – every single one of them deserves some success to reward the efforts they have put in just to get there.
I’ve been waiting for the London 2012 games to arrive for some time and now they have arrived for us all to enjoy and hopefully be inspired to become more active in our own lifestyles, especially our younger generations.
I hope you enjoy (or enjoyed) the London 2012 Olympic games.