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We ended our days in Michigan with a fabulous family wedding and hopped on a train to Chicago, another amazing city surrounded by lakes. We saw friends and enjoyed a few more days of midwestern summer fun. Then it was on to London for the 2012 Olympic Games.
We stayed with our friend Joanna who has a beautiful flat in West London. We loved staying with her and living like a local. She gave us the scoop on riding the underground and the classic red double-decker buses. We did sooooooooo many fun things, I couldn’t help but think I am the luckiest girl in the world! We had a picnic in Hyde Park which is one of London’s many huge parks. They put up big screens to watch the Olympics and there were venders and activities happening all around us.
Meet the mascots of the London 2012 Olympic Games! Wenlock and Mandeville are made of steel, and are said to be made from the last girder of the Olympic stadium! Wenlock is the mascot of the Olympic Games, and Mandeville is the mascot of the Paralympics. The mascots are both customizable. You can create your own Wenlock or Mandeville on their official website.
This summer’s Olympic games begin on July 27. The Paralympics begin on August 29. What events are you most excited to watch?
Photograph by Johnny Green, AP
The opening ceremony for the 2010 Winter Olympics tonight from Vancouver, British Columbia, kicks off over two weeks of winter sports competitions! Athletes from around the world will be compete in events such as skiing, figure skating, snowboarding, ice hockey, and more.
The spectacular opening ceremony welcome spectators and athletes to the 2010 Winter Games. Canadian culture will be featured in the performances tonight. The lighting of the Olympic Flame is the high point and symbolizes the official start of the Games.
The opening ceremony will be shown on NBC tonight at 7:30 p.m. Pacific Standard Time and at 10:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. See if you can stay up and watch!
Get information on your favorite events on the Vancouver Olympic Games website.
Photograph by Dale Matthews, Your Shot