Monday, 13 August 2012


There was, of course, some sport to watch....!

This was the warm-up, in the Basketball arena.  There weren't really that many empty seats for the match itself!

The competing women's teams in this heat were Brazil and Canada - a close-fought game that Canada won 79-73. (Photo taken on my iPhone as it has a slightly longer zoom!)


We had not anticipated entertainment during the (many) intervals in play. It was great fun. This was a team of stunt basketball players; there were also cheerleaders and 'extreme skipping'! The crowd did Mexican waves with great gusto and a roving camera meant that spectators might find themselves on the big screen... kissing, waving - even playing the bongos (with a kind of overlay on the screen that meant when people waved their hands up and down it looked like they were playing drums). The atmosphere was fantastic. I can only imagine what the Athletics Stadium must feel like with 80,000 spectators!


  1. What great moments you had!so much emotions! Thank you for sharing!

  2. wow lucky you, sounds great.

  3. Sounds like a great atmosphere and lots of fun.
    Wow! That guy in the bottom pic is jumping SO high!!

  4. Wonderful memories to treasure.

  5. What fun! There were also Mexican waves in the Stadium :)


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