| the fina diving world cup at the olympic aquatics centre, designed by zaha hadid |
it’s no secret that i am ridiculously excited about the olympic games coming to my hometown this summer. i’m delighted to have tickets to both the football and the beach volleyball (in horseguards parade – best venue ever don’t you think?) but i am even more ecstatic to have a pair of games tickets to give away to one lucky reader of fabric of my life!
kind games sponsors thomas cook have provided me with an exclusive games break package to give away, including a pair of tickets to the women’s volleyball preliminaries at earl’s court and a night’s accommodation in london. want to win? all you have to do is leave a comment on this post sharing your favourite olympic memory!*
when did you first get caught up in the excitement of the greatest show on earth? have you ever aspired to be an olympian yourself? when were you up on your feet, shouting the most at the tv, urging your competitor on to victory?
my most precious olympic memory combines all three; my first experience of the games was barcelona 1992 (i was 9) screaming for sally gunnell to leap each and every hurdle and surge forward across the finishing line in the lead. nice girls don’t always finish last proclaimed the headlines the next day. all i wanted to be in that moment was an olympic champion just like my hero. her ecstatic victory encouraged me to join my school’s cross country team and compete for my county, even winning a few medals of my own along the way. but, alas, it wasn’t to be…
if you are planning on coming to london during the games did you you can still get your hands on tickets to many of the events through thomas cooks’ games break packages, which start from as little as £99? thomas cook is the only place in the uk where customers can buy guaranteed olympic and paralympic tickets with accommodation during the games.
and if you are in town for the olympic spectacular, and looking for other secret london gems to check out during your stay make sure you visit the thomas cook london 2012 youtube channel for in-the-know recommendations from some of london’s resident bloggers (and watch this space, i’ll be sharing my secret london gem on there shortly…eeek!)
*please click here for the full details, terms and conditions of the competition. the competition closes at 9pm on 16th may 2012 and the winner will be drawn at random and notified shortly after.
| the exterior of the aquatics centre, designed by zaha hadid |
| the olympic stadium |