London 2012 Olympics: win VIP tickets to BT London Live

August 9, 2012

Photos from the London 2012 Olympic Games

(Top, from left: beautiful wild flowers on the route to the park, the flame, the stadium. Bottom, from left: rain! Olympic baby, Jessica Ennis at the start of the hurdles).

I’ve mentioned before about how excited I was about the Olympics, and I’ve not been disappointed. Like most people I’ve been watching nothing but sport for the past week and a half (I’m slightly concerned about what I’m going to do when it’s over…) We were also lucky enough to get tickets to the first day of the athletics; the stadium was amazing – as was the rest of the park – plus we got to see Jessica Ennis beat the British record in the hurdles. You can see proper photos on Alex’s blog here and here.

Throughout The Olympics BT has been offering free Wifi to its customers in the main venues. So if you are off to the games this weekend – if so I’m jealous – don’t forget to take advantage of this. If you aren’t a BT customer you can still buy Wifi – the details are here:

To celebrate I’m running a prize draw giveaway where you can win a one set of four tickets to the Golden Circle (the section right at the front!) of the BT London Live event on Saturday 11th in Hyde Park, London. You’ll get an amazing view of some superb athletics finals on big screens, plus there are some great bands and the best atmosphere in town.

To enter, please leave a comment below telling me what your favourite Olympic sport is. One entry per person, and the prize draw will close at 11am on Friday. Winners will be chosen at random and emailed by lunchtime on Friday.


  • Mauricio @Reyes

    August 9, 2012 at 10:49 am

    Got to be the high jump. I was at the Olympic stadium to see it and I found the atmosphere the crowd provided for all competitors to go as high as they can is quite inspiring!

    1. gillian

      August 9, 2012 at 11:07 am

      The high jump is amazing! I can’t quite get my head round how they can jump so high using just their bodies. Loved the atmosphere in the stadium too (especially when everyone cheered for the people that were so much slower than everyone else).

      1. Mauricio @Reyes

        August 10, 2012 at 11:21 am

        Are you talking about this race We must have gone on the same day 🙂

  • Dee Cronin

    August 9, 2012 at 10:52 am

    Mine has to be the opening ceremony and seeing all the athletes proudly walk around the stadium just after Danny Boyle’s jaw-dropping show and Paul McCartney’s epic finale. I’ve been on cloud 9 ever since and it’s set the tone for an amazing 2 weeks.

    1. gillian

      August 10, 2012 at 10:01 pm

      The whole opening ceremony was just epic and amazing, wasn’t it? Seems like it was so long ago now…

  • Tim Anderson

    August 9, 2012 at 12:17 pm

    The 100m race for me has to be the highlight – the buzz that goes with it is amazing!

  • Molly

    August 9, 2012 at 12:38 pm

    I love the artistic gymnastics! Growing up it’s the only event I can remember sitting still for every Olympics completely enthralled with my sisters. We loved watching the routines in the floor event. I love it because they are so talented and have trained so hard to perfect their routine but they have such high energy and they make it look like so much fun!

  • Kathryn Casbolt

    August 9, 2012 at 12:48 pm

    I love the cycling events. Big adrenaline rush, especially when TeamGB are involved 🙂
    Great medal tally for is as well!

  • rebecca paxton

    August 9, 2012 at 3:23 pm

    It has to be the gymnastics for me! Especially the boys – the strength they need for swinging around on that pommel horse is amazing. Well done team GB!
    Sadly didn’t get to see it though – boo 🙁

  • Tim Anderson

    August 9, 2012 at 5:56 pm

    Thought I had posted earlier but seems to be missing now! Wanted to say that it’s the 100m for me. The buzz around the event is amazing.

  • Andy Anderson

    August 9, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    For me would be the 10,000 metres,the strength and endurance and then the final kick for home is something to behold.

  • Suzanne Bearne

    August 10, 2012 at 6:37 am

    I used to think it was the 100m, which is still amazing but it’s now got to be the heptathlon after seeing the athletics push for stellar performances across not just one race but SEVEN events. Truly incredible.

    1. gillian

      August 10, 2012 at 7:56 pm

      We were lucky to see the first day of the heptathalon – completely agree that it’s incredible, the fact that they are all so good at seven events is amazing.

  • gillian

    August 10, 2012 at 10:04 am

    Thanks so much for all the comments everyone! I’ll email the winner shortly. Gill x

  • Tom Hoad

    August 10, 2012 at 11:09 am

    Race walking! Utterly bizarre and quite hilarious.

    1. gillian

      August 10, 2012 at 7:55 pm

      I must have missed that this time round! Such a bizarre sport though 🙂

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