Monday, 13 August 2012

Basketball

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!



5 comments:

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

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  2. wow lucky you, sounds great.
    xxx

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

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  4. Wonderful memories to treasure.

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

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