Category Archives: Olympics

How would the old Soviet Union do in the 2012 Olympics?

Being old enough to remember the Soviet Union and the Eastern Bloc’s attendances at the Olympics of the 1980s, I thought it interesting to see how the constituents are doing now after the Union’s collapse. Wikipedia lists the constituents of … Continue reading

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Cash only at Visa’s Olympics

Whilst strolling round the concessions area looking at the stupidly expensive food and drink, I was amused to hear over the PA that the credit card system had failed so cash was the only way to purchase anything. Happily, I … Continue reading

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Ashmolean Museum

The idea was to fill time before visiting Oxford Castle Unlocked (which definitely didn’t look like being an all-dayer) so we decided on spending some time in the Ashmolean beforehand. The museum has changed a bit in the 20 years … Continue reading

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Off to Wembley … next year.

So I managed (not too surprisingly) to get a Wembley ticket for a session of the Olympics’ Men’s Football. I’m intrigued to know what countries I may be watching but there’s still some way to go before all 16 places … Continue reading

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