'm currently in Olympic Park sitting in the gardens which border River Lea (a river which runs through the Park). We came into Central London on the train and to the Olympic Park on the tube. The trains were nowhere near as crowded as I had expected them to be. The Olympic volunteers who are stationed throughout the city, along with the extensive signage, are all very helpful. My sister and I went to The Today Show being filmed outside the basketball arena, during which we met and shook hands with a number of medal-winning members of USA's swim team, including
, Katie Ledecky,
, and we also enjoyed a performance by The Script. We were in the front row and also said hi to
, the famous South African runner (aka the blade runner), and Shawn Johnson. Right now we are waiting for my mother and grandmother who are enjoying a women's field hockey game between China and Japan!