International Broadcast Centre & Main Press Centre, Olympic Park, London

International Broadcast Centre & Main Press Centre, Olympic Park, London

This was what the major road junction near where I live looked like for a few weeks almost two years ago.  Now I think it still looks bare without the rings.  Sometimes I still can’t believe we had the Olympics so close to home, but some dreams do come true, and many did with London 2012.

This was what the major road junction near where I live looked like for a few weeks almost two years ago.  Now I think it still looks bare without the rings.  Sometimes I still can’t believe we had the Olympics so close to home, but some dreams do come true, and many did with London 2012.

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London 2012 preparations, Chase Side, Southgate

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London 2012 preparations, Chase Side, Southgate

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Wembley Stadium - home of English football, and Olympics football finals in 2012.  The old Wembley Stadium on this site hosted football, hockey, and athletics at the 1948 Olympics.

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Wembley Stadium - home of English football, and Olympics football finals in 2012.  The old Wembley Stadium on this site hosted football, hockey, and athletics at the 1948 Olympics.

Team GB women’s gymnastics at London 2012

Mo Farah demonstrating the Mobot

Mo Farah demonstrating the Mobot

Mo Farah wins his second gold medal of London 2012

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11 Hand Drawn Maps of London:  http://now-here-this.timeout.com/2013/12/11/11-hand-drawn-maps-to-adorn-any-london-lovers-wall/
What’s your favourite? Think mine’s the one by Jenni Sparks (featured photo).

popuppainting:

11 Hand Drawn Maps of London:  http://now-here-this.timeout.com/2013/12/11/11-hand-drawn-maps-to-adorn-any-london-lovers-wall/

What’s your favourite? Think mine’s the one by Jenni Sparks (featured photo).

(via londonwalkr)

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The Tyne Bridge, wearing Olympic rings, in June 2012 - nearby St James’ Park hosted football matches during the 2012 Olympics.  The High Level Bridge can be seen beyond.

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The Tyne Bridge, wearing Olympic rings, in June 2012 - nearby St James’ Park hosted football matches during the 2012 Olympics.  The High Level Bridge can be seen beyond.

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Bradley Wiggins knighted at Buckingham Palace

Sir Bradley, who won gold at the London Olympics and became the first British winner of the Tour de France, was honoured for services to cycling.

Sir Bradley, who lives in Eccleston near Chorley, Lancashire, was joined at the ceremony at Buckingham Palace by his wife and two children.

He said the title was an “incredible honour”.

He said: “It was quite nerve-wracking actually. I’m still shaking now, to be honest.

"I mean, it’s quite humbling being here.

"I was just talking to some of the other people getting stuff, and asking them what they’ve been honoured for, and they’re historic things, ground-breaking sciences or whatever.

"I’ve won a bike race, you know, and I feel a little bit inferior to everyone, really."

The 33-year-old, known as Wiggo, was crowned BBC Sports Personality of the Year last year after winning the Tour de France and a gold medal in the time trial at London 2012.

He said: “It’s just the end of the road in a sense, in that it tops off the closure of last summer as it were, even though it’s more than a year ago.”

He ruled out celebrating his investiture this evening because he will be training for the next Olympic Games.

(via liveolympic)

Comedian & former footballer John Bishop carries the Olympic Torch at Jodrell Bank Observatory

Comedian & former footballer John Bishop carries the Olympic Torch at Jodrell Bank Observatory