Olympics

@telmesh (1793)
January 2, 2012 4:33am CST
Who would like to go to Britain for the Olympics this year??? I for one will keep well away from London but wish everyone who wants to go well and hope they have a great time. My eldest granddaughter was a very good swimmer and her coach put her into the county swimming group which meant 5hours a week intensive swimming. Finding this was taking up too much time and energy, she packed up the swimming she used to love and swims for only one hour once a week. All the best to all participants, have a great time.
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@cripfemme (7715)
• United States
3 Jan 12
I also actually in the running to win a fellowship that will last me travel around the world. One of the places I'm going to go, if I win, is to London for both the regular and Para (disability) Olympics. It'll be a dream come true!
@telmesh (1793)
4 Jan 12
Hoping you get to travel and if you do arrive in London do take in the many sites that are there. There are far too many to mention here so you had better do your homework to take in the ones you would like to see. Best of luck.
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@AmbiePam (50446)
• United States
5 Jan 12
I hope you get it, girl!
@celticeagle (121067)
• Boise, Idaho
2 Jan 12
I am really not into the sports. I enjoy figure skating and gymnastics but that is about it. I would love to see London someday but not this way. It does take a long time and alot of committment to be in any of the events.
@telmesh (1793)
3 Jan 12
Yes celticeagle London is very busy even the rate at which people walk so is not ideal to visit in Olympic times unless you just want to attend the sport. Right by Buckingham palace there are large parklands ( Hyde Park ) and on one corner people are allowed to exercise their free speech, they stand on their soap boxes and talk about any subject they wish. Museums abound along with theatres but if you were to move to east of London it would be possible to visit the site of the Battle of Hastings 1066 which is surrounded by country side. Travel to the South and visit Brighton pavilion built for King George IV as a bachelor pad, a really fantastic building decorated in a Chinese design by people who had never been to china. Whoops I have really drifted off subject.
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@celticeagle (121067)
• Boise, Idaho
3 Jan 12
No, that is very interesting. I would love to see it some day.
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@telmesh (1793)
3 Jan 12
Now I don't know if your humouring me or not. Did you really find that interesting because if you did I will try to post some pics when I reach the magic 500.
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@Torunn (2810)
• Norway
4 Feb 12
I'm going there, I've got tickets for two things, the military part of the military and dressage team competition. I'll be staying with a friend, she lives near Wimbledon and the horsey stuff is at the same time as the tennis. Not looking very much forward to all the queues, but I think it'll be great anyway :-)
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@telmesh (1793)
5 Feb 12
Well done Torunn hope you have a nice trip from Trondheim. Have you been to England before or is this your first time and what method of travel are you using. I certainly hope we have some nice weather for all the events, lovely that you have friends to stay with. It would be nice if you could extend your stay and see some of the places of interest in London as there are many.
@AmbiePam (50446)
• United States
5 Jan 12
I don't want to go, but I will definitely be watching. And I'll be praying that no idiotic terrotists will try to ruin anything. Every year the country of choice has to be extra careful because of stupid people with a point to prove. Hopefully, all will be well and we will have a great competition.
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@telmesh (1793)
5 Jan 12
AmbiePam lets hope as you say we will have an idiot free Olympics. I just hope that the debt that other countries seem to get lumbered with after the Olympics wont affect us too much. Nice to get your attention on this occasion.
@mohkanari (1957)
• India
3 Jan 12
Olympics is the greatest sports event of the world. Though it is impossible to go London, I am eagerly waiting for announcements of telecast and other programs by various TV channels.
@telmesh (1793)
3 Jan 12
That's such a shame that you would dearly love to go to the Olympics. For someone such as yourself I wish there was some way to get you there. Still I suppose we are lucky these days that we can watch from afar.
@leeloo (1494)
• Portugal
3 Jan 12
The Olympics is one of those sports events that have an iconic stature. I don't know yet if I will be going, but I will probably watch it on television even if I don't, I generally do. The athletes generally give up everything to strive for gold, the problem is there are only 3 medals and hundreds of athletes for each sporting event, and all of them work hard, all of them train constantly, I wonder if all of them consider the sacrifices worthwhile. Well I just hope the Games are a success, that they do not have any major incidents and that the crowd and athletes have fun.
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@telmesh (1793)
3 Jan 12
I'm with you leeloo only those who win a medal are celebrated and the rest have worked just as hard.
@asyria51 (2870)
• United States
3 Jan 12
While I would love to see an Olympics game, and more importantly the opening or closing ceremonies in person, I know how hectic, crowded and expensive it is. When Chicago was in the running, my parents were thinking of getting tickets for them and my daughter to see the opening ceremonies...it would have been over $1000 for each ticket.
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@telmesh (1793)
3 Jan 12
I know the atmosphere won't be the same but you won't have to suffer the crowds when you watch on big screen TV and you will probably get a better view.
@lampar (7597)
• United States
2 Jan 12
I am not going to London for the Olympics, i don't like the big crowd and the cold temperature outside. It is perfectly alright for me to watch the event in my big screen tv set at the comfy inside my home. But i wish all those athletes that attend this once in thier life time event all the best and good luck in Britain.
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@telmesh (1793)
2 Jan 12
It's a shame lamps that all the British people that wanted to attend could not get tickets. The weather for the Olympics will be the best that Britain can offer at that time of year and probably we can guarantee that it won't snow. Other than that anything could fall.
@maximax8 (28992)
• United Kingdom
2 Jan 12
I live in the United Kingdom in England but I don't wish to go to the Olympics.I have never ever seen the Olympics because I am not interested in it. I know that the television will have lots of the Olympics on it which I would find boring. Good luck to all those going to the Olympics this year. In the year 2000 they had the Olympics in Sydney in Australia. I remember seeing signs around the harbor that said "2000" back in the year 1993. I traveled to Perth in Western Australia in 2000. I had to wait an extra three weeks to fly home because flights were so busy due to the Olympics. It is interesting to hear about your eldest grand daughter.
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@telmesh (1793)
4 Jan 12
There is no doubt that the delays that will be caused in London will be of outrageous proportions. Glad you enjoyed hearing of my granddaughter but it also brings home how much the athletes have to train and for some they will never attain the medal they try so hard for.
• India
2 Jan 12
I do like the winter Olympics
@telmesh (1793)
2 Jan 12
Hi steve welcome to mylot, glad to see you like the winter Olympics also. Just a tip if you want to make the most out of mylot try to write about 4 lines when posting a conversation or response also use the mylot search which will give you an occasional bonus of at least 10cents. All the best.
@brew2x (3096)
• Philippines
2 Jan 12
I wanted to go to Britain since it is one of the places I dream to travel but unfortunately, I don't have enough money for that right now. It is quite expensive for me since I am from Asia. I hope I could go there someday with or without the Olympics. I wanted to experience watching the Olympics as well but maybe if they are going to hold it in another Asian country again in the future.
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@telmesh (1793)
2 Jan 12
If the weather was better there is no place like Britain, but there that can be said for so many other countries. I think that each country has it's special thing and with Britain it is the mix of countryside with hills and trees and towns with many green spaces.
@Monkeyrose (2850)
• Canada
2 Jan 12
vancouver 2010 - vancouver 2010 winter olympics
I don't think I want to go to Britian for the Olympics. I don't have enough money and I just experienced the Olympics two years ago. I am from Vancouver, Canada and got to witness the 2010 winter games. It was a fantastic experience. I didn't actually get to see any events but I saw many free concerts and visited a bunch of the houses that they set up. I would reccomend the experience of the Olympics to everyone. Just being there with the energy of everyone is great. javascript:__doPostBack('ctl00$cphMainContent$lbStart','')
@telmesh (1793)
2 Jan 12
I do like the winter Olympics best. I don't have the funds or inclination to want to visit London at the best of times and certainly wouldn't visit at such a busy time. There are plenty of things to visit in London and the museums of which there are many are free. The Natural history museum with it's prehistoric animal bones is a real winner.