Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Golden Helicopter Award to The London Olympics and ParaOlympics

I know I'm a biased Brit but I thought the whole 2012 London Olympics was absolutely amazing and an outstanding example of great service - absolutely everywhere. The volunteer "Games Makers" were always helpful and appeared to be really enjoying their work, the Olympic Park was simply wonderful - and will, hopefully, become an important ongoing asset to the country for the future and the sport, of course, was phenomenal.

My wife and I had a day in the Olympic Park and decided that we should treat the journey to get there (from Oxfordshire) as part of the fun - as we might encounter lots of delays. So we went to London by the Oxford Tube - a great, every 15 minutes 24/7 coach service down the M40 (no delays) and then we caught a Thames River Clipper from the Embankment and saw London at it's best with loads of Olympics stuff on the river - and everyone smiling!

Next we went on the brand new Emirates Air Line cable car over the river (fascinating 'new' views of London) and the Docklands Light Railway - where there we more people trying to help than travellers almost! From there straight into the Olympic Park - without hardly a wait.

I also went to the final of the mens football at Wembley Stadium and the most impressive thing there was how they got 90,000 people out and away in no time atall.

So I am very proud and pleased to give a Golden Helicopter Award to the 2012 London Olympics and Para Olympics

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