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Citius Altius Fortius - Castaways on the Isles of Wonder

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Today was the second day on which I had tickets for an event - I arrived three hours before Swimming was started in the Olympic Park. The security check was fast and the volunteers were very helpful as always.

I wandered through the park - here are some pics, which I took

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Then I went into the Aquatic Centre - I had a seat in the non-permanent stand - and I have to say it is a long way up to - on the bottom of the stairs stands a volunteer, who warns everybody to take something to drink and to eat with him/her - or to go to the rest room before...

I was glad that Paul Biedermann performed much better than yesterday - he qualified for the 200 m final.

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When it was over (by the way there were some "crazy" french fans, who entertained a whole block in the stand) I left the Park and too some more photos

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Isn't the pic limit usually four?

Great pics Martin!

The pic limit is 10 per post.

And glad to see you're having a wonderful time CAF! It would be nice if you saw Biedermann grab a medal tomorrow and get Germany rolling.

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I regret not going to London, what an experience! Your photos are as good as any I've seen. I can live a little of London through them, thank you for taking time to post.

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Loved to see your pics, CAF!!!

Really nice to see a bit of the games though your eyes!!!

Keep posting for our delight!

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It's the third day (fourth day including the opening ceremony) of the London Olympics and I have to say that I am spelled by the Isles of Wonder...

It is really a huge difference to watch Olympics on TV than to attend the events in person - London is doing a great job - and I do not mean the city, but the british people, who are really a great host - you talk with them in the underground - everywhere is a great atmosphere!

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and I do not mean the city, but the british people, who are really a great host - you talk with them in the underground - everywhere is a great atmosphere!

That's the spirit of the Games !

That is just a shame that the organizers are hiding one of the 2 most famous symbol of the olympic movement.... SHOW THE FLAME TO EVERYONE !!!!

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Equestrian - Eventing - Cross Country (midday/afternoon)

Aquatics - Swimming (evening)

Enjoy the equestrian. Wish I was there.

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Loving your pics CAF. Glad you having a great time and it has been a positive experience for you in London. Sounds like it is a great atmosphere. Saw you mentioned earlier about liking a voice on the underground. If you get a bus in London, the woman you hear on them was in my class at school lol :) So if you hear her, say Hi Emma! How many more events do you get to see?

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Watched this the last hours on the Internet. Amazing venue. Really nice sport.

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How many more events do you get to see?

16 events in total - I have been to 3 events so far - 13 to go!

Watched this the last hours on the Internet. Amazing venue. Really nice sport.

I made some very nice pictures - it is really an amazing sport - very entertaining - and you can explore as visitor the course in a wonderful surrounding!

Very great sport!

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Just came back from Eventing-Cross Country!!

What a great sport! What a sublime venue! What an amazing atmosphere!!! William and Kate walked just 20 metres away from me...

Awesome and the Kiwis are in touch. Go Mark Todd!

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Are you in your plans a visit to Casa Brasil?

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Oh, I can imagine!!!

No problems, enjoy the games and leave Brazil for a real xp in 2016! =]

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I am sitting in the train to an 'outer-London-venue" and therefore I have time to write a short report if yesterday.

The Cross-Country was just fantastic - it was the first time that I watched it in person.

The venue is just stupendous - the crowd was massive - and especially you can get very close to the athletes (a free horse was catches by the helpers directly in front of us (the Rider fell from the horse at a jump).

I had a nice talk with a family from Kent - the daughter is doing Dressage and we talked about how brilliant the opening ceremony was and about the partnership between rider and horse. And what I liked was the park itself - very nice gardens, buildings and plants

The weather was very good - by the way: William and Kate were there too

After the Cross Country we went to the Olympic Park and watched Aquatics Swimming. The transportation between the two clusters worked very well - the volunteers were very kind and helpful like anytime before.

The aquatic centre is a great venue - this time I went down to the pool after the event had finished and it looks great - but I have to add, that the atmosphere would have been even better, when the two stands can see each other.

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What awesome photos. Keep the updates coming! :)

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Today in the morning our GB-flat-sharing group was joined by Sir Rols - I didn't have long time to chat with him, since I had to head to the Lee Valley White Water Centre - what an incredible venue!!!

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Canoe Slalom is a great sport to watch: it is powerful, thrilling and it can happen anything during the race!

The German paddler was first before the final (he came from the fourth place) and became finally second - it was a great race by him, but the french paddler was really great in the final run!!!!

I would watch it definitely again in person!!!

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The silver medal winner Is studying the course before the semi-final

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