Friday, 20 January 2012

How can an unfit mum be part of the Olympics?

This New Year I'm going to try and make a difference - at the Olympics!

Let's face it, the Olympics only happen every 4 years so being involved in the games would be brilliant wherever they were being held, but because the Olympics are taking place in the UK this year, getting involved in the 2012 games is even more special.

So I really hope I can!

Of course I would love to be healthy enough to actually take part in one of the events, but that would be a change too far for an unfit, stay at home, mum of two.

So, instead, I'm taking steps to contribute to the success of the games in my own way.

By volunteering to be an ambassador for my home city when Olympic football comes to Coventry!

Although the games are often tagged 'London 2012' , events will be taking place across the whole of the UK and are not just liked to our capital city.

I've applied to become an ambassador for my home city, Coventry, and will be attending a selection day on February 10th, at the City of Coventry Stadium (shown above) where I'm obviously hoping to shine and be selected to meet and greet visitors to the city during the Games! 
The City of Coventry Stadium is very close to my own home and is also known locally as the Ricoh Stadium. It is home to Coventry City Football Club and is one of the venues hosting football games as part of the 2012 Olympics. 
The stadium will host 12 Football matches during the Games, including the women's bronze medal match.

In addition to the football, Coventry has also been confirmed as a London 2012 Live Site venue, which will see a big screen installed at Coventry Transport Museum in the city centre.

Coventry Transport Museum is another of my favourite places in the city as hubby is fantatical about cars so we often go for a wander around the museum on a Sunday afternoon. The Museum is home to one of the largest collections of road transport in the world and has 300 cycles, 120 motorcycles and 250 cars and commercial vehicles.

I love looking at the old cars and buses but my favourite 'car' is Thrust SSC which holds the World Land Speed Record with a speed of  1,228 km/h (763 mph) and was the first car to officially break the sound barrier!

Ok, so I sound like a geek, but I'm really excited to think that I might be able to get involved in the Games and share my love of my home city at the same time.

Fingers crossed for my assessment day....I'll post an update afterwards to say whether my attempt to get off my backside and make a difference is actually going ahead - wish me luck!

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