I'm Olly Offord, and I'm all over London like a rash this Olympics  
Super Saturday on the Sofa:
I know, I know. The best ticket in town on Saturday night was obviously the London 2012 Olympic Stadium, but aside from that, the best place to be had to be the comfort of your own living room.
They don’t call it Super Saturday for nothing and with Great Britain winning 6 gold medals, the first being 11:30 in the morning with the Men’s 4- at the rowing through to the athletics at 21:30 and Mo Farah in the 10,000m, there was no better technology than the trusty TV remote.
Flicking between Andy Murray in the tennis to the dominant cycling made square eyes inescapable. I know it’s incredibly lazy and ironic to be watching the greatest athletes in your pjs, but is there anything better?

Super Saturday on the Sofa:

I know, I know. The best ticket in town on Saturday night was obviously the London 2012 Olympic Stadium, but aside from that, the best place to be had to be the comfort of your own living room.

They don’t call it Super Saturday for nothing and with Great Britain winning 6 gold medals, the first being 11:30 in the morning with the Men’s 4- at the rowing through to the athletics at 21:30 and Mo Farah in the 10,000m, there was no better technology than the trusty TV remote.

Flicking between Andy Murray in the tennis to the dominant cycling made square eyes inescapable. I know it’s incredibly lazy and ironic to be watching the greatest athletes in your pjs, but is there anything better?

It’s The Great British Crowd:

While the awful shots of empty seats at some of the most popular venues are being spread around a bemused public (wasn’t everything massively oversubscribed a year ago?), John Inverdale has been boasting down everyone’s tele tubes about the attendance at the Olympic rowing.
(Eton) Dorney Lake has been packed to the rafters every single day of the competition so far. No embarrassing gaps here. And a full crowd seems to be capable of some full on noise. The 30,000 spectators can be heard from the start line, 2000m away, every time a GB crew appear on the big screen.
I was looking forward to experiencing it for myself, and this morning I got completely absorbed by it. Rowing is a peculiar spectator sport as no person, however much you pay, can see the whole race. Everyone is stuck with about 500m of peripheral vision. So as a race comes down the course, a mexican wave of noise moves down the banks with it - except no one stops shouting once it passes. The building of 30,000 combined cheers is something to be a part of.

And that seems to sum up a part of my Olympics experience so far. The Olympic Road Cycling saw hundreds of thousands of people come out and cheer every single athlete. Rebecca Adlington was moved to tears by the noise in the Aquatics Centre. The Great British Public are showing themselves off as extremely passionate about sport, and incredibly passionate about their country. Awesome!

Images of international rowing projected on to the turrets of Windsor Castle during the night. Windsor is the nearest town to Eton Dorney Lake, the venue for the London 2012 Olympic Rowing.

Images of international rowing projected on to the turrets of Windsor Castle during the night. Windsor is the nearest town to Eton Dorney Lake, the venue for the London 2012 Olympic Rowing.

Today marks the start of Henley Royal Regatta, one of the oldest and most prestigious rowing regattas in the world. Here’s Sir Steve Redgrave on why he loves the sport:

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The “Mentality of an Olympic Rower” from Patrick Loliger, a Mexican rower. (Click the CC button on YouTube for the subtitles.)

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My Olympic Tickets in all their glory

My Olympic Tickets in all their glory