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Odds Blog: Richard’s Olympic Experiences (2)

Posted by indigodream on 27 July, 2012

The briefing room – there are at least 1,000 volunteers on duty today..

Friday 27th July

Richard’s shift as an Olympic volunteer started at 2pm – he sounds so excited!

This is the update he emailed at 2.25pm:

“Volunteers gathering,  excitement growing, hard to hear as everybody trying to tell everybody about their experiences so far at rehearsals. Big smiles, eager anticipation, briefing soon. Loads of noise from stadium as people practice, some new music . . . . . I really can’t wait.”

Followed shortly by a text saying:

“Briefing starting, first welcome cheer so loud. Volunteers getting excellent feedback from audience. No pressure tonight only billion people watching”

I am so happy for him (and not a bit jealous :-P) – I think that he may even be working inside the stadium itself so I hope that he gets a great view of the show, though I’m sure they’ll keep the volunteers busy.

He and the other volunteers are vital to the orderly running of tonight’s extravaganza – though let it not be said that I didn’t make a contribution – I did wash and iron his uniform!

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