Top news coming in to a warm San Francisco today is still about the 2012 Olympics.
Here are some of the stories that moved us during the whole 2012 Olympic event. Some made us happy and some brought a lump to our throats with the courage or the amazing skills of the athlete.
“I loved the Olympic Games 2012. I think London put on a terrific display. There were times I wished I was there and there were times like I FELT I was there!
“I know from friends in London that Stratford, where the Olympic Park is situated, was so jammed with event-goers that announcements were made throughout the “Tube” (underground system) telling people not to even go there unless they had tickets for the events. Everything was just chock-a-block.
“I know too that over 200,000 turned up at the running events around London just to cheer on the runners. Must have been a great atmosphere. Even the young royals were there, like Kate Middleton and Prince Harry,” says San Francisco resident, Tanya Maricel.
“Yes, I was there in London and I know from the statistics on the news at the BBC that 2.5 million people went to Olympic Park. It was a great atmosphere in Great Britain. People felt quite lost after the 2012 Olympics had finished and I noticed that a hashtag on Twitter that had previously said #Olympics then became #Nolympics” says San Francisco resident, Donal Witham.
See other Top News stories by this Examiner in the “Suggested by the Author” box below.
See some of those articles and photos that moved us here:
2012 Olympics: Closing Ceremony, what people thought
2012 Olympics: heartbreaking, one Egyptian wrestler cries, see why here
2012 Olympics: Massive fire breaks out in London, ahead of Olympics close
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See photos in the slideshow at the top of this article for more on this story. See too the video on how your body compares to the Olympic athletes.
See a bonus article here of when Prince William and Kate were in Canada: Prince William, Kate visit Prince Edward Island, crowd six deep (photos, video)