Inside London 2012: The Olympic Park during the Games
11:50 12 October 2012
Our featured London blogger Andy Wilkes shares pictures of the Olympic Park during the Games.
What struck me most about the Olympic Park during Games time was the sheer amount of people. I know there had been 17,000+ workers on site during my four years, but not all at once. I used to be able to drive and wander around site and not see anyone except small pockets of workers getting on with their tasks.
I walked back into the site in July and couldn’t believe my eyes - hundreds of thousands of people walking around taking all this in. Every time I heard someone say “where’s the hockey arena?” or “what’s the quickest way to the Aquatics?” I had to stop my self from jumping in and telling them.
I had been on site more than a thousand times by then and had walked it many, many times, but on Games days, I took my time walking about again soaking it all in and thinking: “I helped do this.” A massive smile would stay on my face all day long.