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"Football is not a matter of life and death, it is more important than that."

Bill Shankly, Liverpool Football manager

Olympic Test Event

I have been on three tours of the Olympic Park but to be in the stadium for an event was something else. It was exciting to get a preview of the facility in action and to be part of the test. Generally it worked well.

The first event was the BUCS, universities championship. Two days later it was the Disability Challenge.

I liked my accreditation, such a full description.

The view as you approach the stadium

The walk the athletes will make from the warm-up track to the stadium

A bit empty today!

Stef Reid in the long jump


The press work-room

The press seats

Look closely at the row with three people. There is a fourth - working under his plastic sheet to hide from the cold!

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