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You must know by now how I feel about The Olympics. I have severe Olympic fever already and so when I saw the torch relay was coming quite close to us, I immediately decided to walk to Prior Road to see it. The atmosphere was fantastic - the road was lined two or three deep as far as the eye could see. People were cheering anything that went past: sponsors buses, policemen on bikes and motorbikes, relay staff jogging, waving flags or unicycling…

Here is the next but last torch bearer of Day 68, who was going to jog up to Alexander Palace and hand the Olympic flame over to Daley Thompson.

The torchbearer is Bill O'Connor - a teacher and a marathon runner who has inspired generations of children achieve their goals through sport.

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Comment by Helena Halme on August 2, 2012 at 18:37

I think the BBC have done something to upset the Olympic powers that be - which is why they're still whinging about tickets, empty seats, crowded transport - oh sorry - empty shops…


PS. It's wall-to-wall Olympics here chez The Englishman, Daughter and I even cheered the shooting today. I mean...

Comment by Adrian Essex on August 2, 2012 at 18:07

I think you show astonishing determination - all those crowds, all that noise. I would say stop at home and watch on the telly, but I think the BBC are not in charge of the pictures. All through the show jumping in the 3 day event I wanted to see the scores so I could work out for myself what was happening, but the scores were never shown. The women's cycle pursuit team has just been disqualified, but we don't get a re-run of the offence. The chap commentating on the gymnastics as the men won a bronze apologised for showing the Ukrainians while the Brits were performing wonders  ". . . but we're not in charge of the pictures." I wonder who is

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