In the run up to the Olympics the whole of the UK is excited and ready for the third time London has hosted the games. Running from 27 July to 12 August 2012, and 29 August to 9 September for the Paralympic Games London is buzzing as 205 nations come together to take part.
10,500 athletes join 10.8 million ticket holders in one of the greatest events in the world. With 302 gold medals up for grabs, we are set for some amazing viewing of the worlds best athletes as 21,000 media and broadcasters capture history.
Today BW Broadcast came close to the action as the Olympic Torch past the headquarters in Croydon, just outside London. The torch has made a 8,000 mile journey around the UK before lighting
the Cauldron at the Opening Ceremony in the Olympic Stadium, marking the official start of the Games.
Dean Parsons who has raised nearly £10,000 for the Children’s Trust Tadworth was the torchbearer as the Olympic flame passed BW Broadcast Headquarters. He is thoroughly enjoying his stint, dancing along Croydon Road and waving madly.
A couple of the BW Broadcast team including Josh Hall, one of our hard working assemblers, had the chance to have their photo taken with the torch. Josh has been working hard to keep up with recent transmitter orders. Josh Hall said “It was a great experience to be able to hold the Olympic Flame and see it come right past us, the atmosphere was electric and you could feel how excited everyone was about the Games”.
You can read more about how broadcasters are getting ready for the Games at Radio World.