Thursday, July 26, 2012

OLYMPICS 2012 - 4


 Before the first notes of the fanfares of the Opening Ceremony have been sounded the first “muck up” of the Olympics has happened.

Yesterday was the first day of events starting with the ladies soccer. At Scotland’s Hampden Park ground the match between North Korea and Columbia was delayed for about an hour after the Korean players walked off the pitch, the reason…

As the North Korean players were being introduced before the match against Colombia, South Korean flags were mistakenly displayed in the video package.

The entire squad walked off and could only be persuaded to return when the teams were announced again with each player's face displayed next to the North Korean flag,

There were also delays if you wanted to visit the Olympic site yesterday.

temperatures hit 30C in some parts of London, Greater Anglia services in and out of Liverpool Street station were hit with speed restrictions due to the heat affecting overhead power lines.

This led to at least nine trains not stopping at Stratford in east London, the site of the Olympic Stadium.

Some better news is that Big Ben will chime 40 times in three minutes on Friday as part of a mass bell-ringing event marking the start of the Olympics.

It is believed to be the first time the bell has rung outside its regular schedule since 15 February, 1952.

On that occasion, it tolled every minute for 56 strokes for the funeral of King George VI.

Friday's event will be part of an art project encouraging everyone across the UK to ring a bell at 08:12 on Friday.
Barry Eva (Storyheart)

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