London Olympics opening ceremony gets it spot on

Posted over 2 years ago by Michael Bailey with 0 comments

Friday night was the first time I had sat inside the Olympic Stadium – and halfway through the opening ceremony all thoughts went back to an old interview with Danny Boyle. The questions were inevitable: How do you compete with Beijing? Where do...

A Team GB brief ahead of the biggest of all summers

Posted over 2 years ago by Michael Bailey with 0 comments

Few are the occasions I go to a big meeting and don’t have to report on it – although you could argue I’m now making up for that with this post… The British Olympic Association hosted a room full of journalists and media personnel...

Barbara Parker, 100 days and the palpable excitement of London 2012

Posted over 2 years ago by Michael Bailey with 0 comments

Firstly it seems right to salute my colleague Kate Scotter - who somehow managed to pull together the vast majority of 100 reasons to go and enjoy this summer’s Olympics. Once you get up a head of steam, I’m sure the task becomes easier -...

Greenwich Park will be a hosepipe ban-free course fit for a horse

Posted over 2 years ago by Michael Bailey with 0 comments

For several reasons, it's probably a good idea that Thames Water has made an official exemption of Greenwich Park for their summer hosepipe ban. The iconic London venue will host the Olympics’ equestrian eventing. I heard about the terrible...

The London Olympics legacy we all want to see

Posted over 3 years ago by Michael Bailey with 0 comments

It was June 6, 2005, when London was awarded to the 2012 Olympics. I suspect the footage of everyone going nuts in front of Trafalgar Square is worn out by now. The fact the capital endured such terrible terrorist attacks within 24 hours of that exhilarating...

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