Category Archives: Olympics

The London Olympics – My Part In Its Downfall: Part Two

Having won the bid, the initial euphoria diminished somewhat. Beijing still had to host their games and there was sure to be a lot of controversy there. In addition, in typical British ways, as soon as we’d done something successful … Continue reading

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The London Olympics – My Part In Its Downfall: Part One

6th July 2005. Overcast, a bit sticky. I’m lawyer in London. A partner in an international law firm. I’m head of Global Real Estate. I have the official VIH (or CDI in French – the Very Important Hat or Chapeau … Continue reading

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Disasters Of An Olympian Kind

I have had cause to write of this before but I had one of those days, the other day and so thought this worth repeating. You can imagine the sort of day I’m talking about. You manage to put on … Continue reading

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Mary Mary not at all contrary #cycling #hernehillvelodrome

I saw this today, a quote from John Waters the wacky film director “The only insult I’ve ever received in my adult life was when someone asked me, “Do you have a hobby?” A HOBBY?! DO I LOOK LIKE A … Continue reading

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Higher, Faster, Stronger #TeamGB #Olympics

To celebrate the day we surpassed the Chinese in the Olympics medal table (accepting it can’t last but still…) and to acknowledge the joy I experienced working for the Olympics in 2012 in London (the pictures are from then), here … Continue reading

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