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The Curtain Closes on London 2012

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

The most frequent question I have been asked since being back from the London Olympics is:  “Was it really as great as it looked?”  The answer to that question is an unequivocal “yes.”  As I mentioned in a previous post, before every Olympics there are gloom and doom predictions – that the venues will not be ready or up to par, that transportation will be a mess, that the weather will not cooperate.  But London 2012 passed the test with flying colors in all these areas and with a little help from Mother Nature… Continue reading

Oh, Danny Boyle!

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Danny Boyle was given a daunting responsibility: staging the first opening ceremony of a summer Olympics after Beijing in 2008 set a standard that seems unreachable in any other country. So he did the only thing he could do – change the whole tone and dynamic. He did it brilliantly, and with critical infusions of humor.… Continue reading

Anticipation

Thursday, July 26, 2012

In less than a week I will be in London to witness first hand the entertainment, excitement, inspiration, emotion and human drama that is the Olympics… Continue reading