London, Day 10 & 11 - Memorable Moments & holding silver
One of the writers here for Y! Sports said “London is like Boston with Seattle’s weather”. So far it’s been mild and cool which is a welcome relief when you are lugging gear around.
Speaking of lugging gear, yours truly got to hold an actual silver medal from the Canadian Men’s Rowing team. It’s heavy.
Our coverage continues with a story for our Y! Canada team on Clara Hughes: http://yhoo.it/NpJYWT one of the few Olympians who have done both winter and summer Olympics.
Rebecca Soni blew up social media after she set a WR and our analyst Summer Sanders talks about how she did it: http://yhoo.it/OMrCDx
And a memorable moment with Gaby Douglas who won Gold in the all-around: http://yhoo.it/NdmRzF
The Y! Studios team relocated to central London after a week at UEL and this has proven logistically better for transport to and from the park as well as a larger selection of pub options.
We are contemplating a behind-the-scenes to provide some color in what we do and how we do it. You’d be amazed at what it takes and what the Olympic Committee had done to enable us to do our jobs. Victor, a video producer on our team keeps getting stopped for interviews by media outlets here. So far he’s been interviewed for a Spanish crew and South Korean team.
We also exchanged pins with the Chinese Swim team coaches after we ran into them at China Palace for dinner, our diplomatic relations then escalated when we all took a photo.