Wednesday, September 5, 2012

London Experience: Swimming

My boss managed to get his hands on a single ticket to the final day of Swimming. Since I knows this is one of my favorite sports he kindly gave the ticket to me and I set off that evening to watch Michael Phelps' last swim.

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First up, I got to see the US Women take the gold in the 4x100 relay - they were amazing and so full of personality.

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The second event was the Mens 1500 meters - a long event, which gave me time to snap a quick photo of the events biggest Canadian fan (who just happend to be sitting two seats from me.)

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Finally it was time for the Men's 4x100. I caught this shot of Michael Phelps' about to dive in for the last swim of his career (in the middle.)

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This photo is taken during the medal ceremony - I found myself imagining Michael Phelps was taking a moment to take it all in one last time.

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Watching the US flag fly over the stadium and listening to the anthem was a powerful experience, one I will always remember.

For obvious reasons, here is The Cave Singers: Swim Club. Pin It

15 comments:

Lisa Gordon said...

Wow Jamie, what an experience, and what a nice boss! Thank you for sharing these here.
Have a wonderful day!
xo.

Nicole said...

I'm loving re-living the Olympics through your posts! I'm jealous of them all. :)

Dagmar said...

Are they not the most beautiful and physically fit people you have seen..you must of been so proud..great photo of the Canadian, eh?❤

Angie Willis said...

Great photos Jamie. I'm so glad you got the chance to go to the Olympics and see the magnificent Michael Phelps win. We were very proud of all our incredible UK athletes as well.

~Kristina said...

What an experience!

Tezzie said...

What an incredible experience!! And, what a nice boss :)

Cindy said...

your boss is AWESOME! we never see events from beginning to end anymore and the build up to hearing the national anthem isn't the same. so great you were able to experience it!

Christianna said...

Sooooo awesome! What a great time you must have had?!

Karen said...

I've loved seeing all these Olympic posts. The photos are great!

Rosie Grey said...

Oh, how gorgeous, Jamie!! Such a great experience! I loved following the Olympic Games through your photos on Instagram so much, by the way!

knitalatte said...

Jamie,
What amazing photographs of the Olympics. I can feel the excitement of the moment while looking at them. How wonderful for you to experience and then share here with us. Thank you.

iris said...

Oh, wow. What an awesome experience!!

blue elephant photography said...

Ah that is so cool! I would probably be attending the swimming if I were there. I am not big into sports but anything water is good for me. Thanks for your lovely greeting Jamie!

Ashley said...

How amazing that you were there!!!

Jerica said...

I cry watching the anthem played and the flag go up on TV, I can only imagine how powerful that would be to see in person!

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