Archive for July, 2012

’12 Olympic Report — Mike Paull #2

Greetings from London, and the Games of the XXX Olympiad. After all the meetings and trainings, it was great to enjoy an evening out at the Opening Ceremonies, for which we all received complimentary tickets. Volleyball is one of the few sports that runs the entire length of the games, so we will be able […]

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’12 Olympic Report — Terry Lawton & Sue Lemaire #7

Let the games begin. Today was the first day of our official Olympic experience.  And on Sunday, the Tube does not run as early as usual so we had to take the train in order to arrive for our 7 am start time. That meant leaving the flat by 5:25 am.  When we got to […]

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’12 Olympic Report — Dan Apol #2

Hey everybody! Still having fun, getting real into it now, the Beach Volleyball venue and play has been out of this world. Got to work my first match as the first referee today, #1 seed Brazil men’s, and in front of about 14,500 people, first few points were a little stressful, but exciting at that. […]

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London 2012 – from the jury table

How to describe the Olympics as a jury member – briefly, a lot of sitting, a lot of meetings and a lot of working with the organizers to get what the FIVB wants as the basic template for the matches and ironing out the usual wrinkles in things like transportation and shared responsibilities, followed by […]

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’12 Olympic Report — Terry Lawton & Sue Lemaire #6

Thursday evening Sue and I got finished with work just before 9 pm. We were able to hustle over to the count down clock and see it turn over the 24 hour mark. With one day left, we spent our last few hours preparing the 2 warm up courts and center court for competition on […]

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’12 Olympic Report — Terry Lawton & Sue Lemaire #5

It was very hot and sunny today. Sue and I worked the early shift from 8am to 3:30pm and we were very happy to get home and put our feet up. We worked the warm up court as teams came into practice and get familiar with the courts and the venue. I only had to […]

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’12 Olympic Report — Terry Lawton & Sue Lemaire #4

We had a nice day today. Cloudy but we actually saw blue sky, only a quick couple of drops of rain and it was warm. Lovely day. We started out by taking the Tube to Victoria Station to check out the location of the theatre for Wicked. Then walked over to Buckingham Palace and through […]

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’12 Olympic Report — Terry Lawton & Sue Lemaire #3

We have been here two days. We know know why the pilgrims left this cold and wet island. It has rained both days and it is in the 60’s. Our flat is very full with 8. We are in a cute little community just south east of the center of London. We walked around today […]

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’12 Olympic Report — Terry Lawton & Sue Lemaire #2

It is July 11th and time to finally leave for the London 2012 Olympic Games. It only took 2 days to decide what to pack. We know that we are to get 2 shirts, 2 long pants, 1 rain jacket, an umbrella and at least 1 pair of shorts with our 2 pairs of socks […]

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’12 Olympic Report — Patty Salvatore #1

Cheers from Across the Pond. My 4th (and final) Olympic Games as a referee! Hope you find something of value from this (as much as time allows me). A very quick overview, as of now… Our days are very full – even though here, we only work 5-8 matches throughout the entire 16 dates of […]

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