Fiona McCann blogs about her visit to the Olympic Park
Fiona McCann, along with Beckie Kershaw, Alex Rutlidge and Adam Schofield, all took part in the “two years to go” celebrations at the London Olympic Park, broadcast live on the BBC. Read all about it in Fiona’s blog…
Alex (Rutlidge), Beckie (Kershaw), Adam (Scholefield) and myself met at the LOCOG [London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games] offices in Canary Wharf to get our kit, do a few interviews and meet up with the rest of the athletes.
...even though there was building supplies and piles of rubble everywhere we can tell that it's going to be awesome!
It was really good to go into the offices because it makes you realise the magnitude of work and preparation which is going into the Games!
We got onto buses with the other 60 athletes and went to the Olympic Park, I've seen photos of it on the internet but you don't realise just how big the whole place is until you're there!
It felt a lot bigger than the main park in Beijing and even though there was building supplies and piles of rubble everywhere we can tell that it's going to be awesome!
While we waited next to the Aquatics Centre we were joined by Gary Lineker, Mark Foster, Sir Chris Hoy, Boris Johnson and loads of ministers and press.
When we got the nod from the BBC we had a (very slow!) walk across the bridge to the Olympic Stadium where Michael Johnson was waiting for us with a group of school children from Hackney and we watched them run the 'first race' inside the stadium, which was all live on the BBC.
It was amazing to see how the buildings were coming along and just to experience being in and around the stadium definitely got me excited for 2012 and made it feel even closer!
I felt very proud that Great Britain is hosting the Games, and can't wait to experience it! We had a great day and it definitely helped us to visualise what it will be like in two years time. I can’t wait to compete there with the rest of the girls and I hope the rest of the team can go and see it too!