Im one of the lucky few to be Officiating in the games. I will try and post my pictures, observations and travels throughout the games for you all to read.
My journey starts on Monday 23rd. My first official appointment is on Tuesday 24th where i pick my judges uniform up and the rest of the kit and then I’m on the ACTUAL PODIUM with one of my gymnasts for a mock competition to test the working of the audio, video, lights and announcing. Exciting.
DAY 1: Part 1
Well i cannot say the day hasn’t started off well. The ticket office couldn’t find my booking reference for my train ticket. Once i had my tickets i realised it was for tomorrow and the lady at the desk tried to charge me an admin fee to change them..AAARRRGGGGHHHH
Im on the train now at least and on my way to London. Can’t wait.
Got to the UDAC (uniform distribution and Accreditation centre) and was fast tracked past a 4 hour queue. BRILLIANT. Only to be told that my Surname was incorrectly spelled on the information database ( that’s not uncommon) and I had to wait 40 minutes to get it sorted. I had to sweet talk the member of staff to jump that queue too. phew. The Uniform collection was a great experience with my very own personal shoppers. This is really happening, seeing the judging uniform and casual kit for the first time makes me feel really part of the Games . I LOVE IT!
Roll on tomorrow. My first set of duties and meetings start from 11.30 at the Arena………..can’t wait to see it in all it’s glory!
SORRY TO EVERYBODY WHO HAS BEEN FOLLOWING THIS BLOG. LOCOG HAVE PUT A STOP TO ANY OFFICIAL SHARING DETAILS THROUGH SOCIAL MEDIA AND THE INTERNET UNTIL AFTER THE GAMES…………………