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English Football League takes over from Olympics 2012

Hi, it’s Greenygrey. There’s a sporting transition going on this week that we find quite greenygreyesque, with the Y of course linking us.

Jessica Ennis Olympics Homecoming 

Olympics 2012 athletes have been enjoying homecomings this week, and we think this culminates today with heptathlete Jessica Ennis’s celebration in Sheffield. So we thought we’d ask Andy Wolfhol to commemorate the day with a little poem, what with him being a creator extraordinaire. And we’re glad we did, as he produced this masterpiece:

If Jessica Ennis
played tennis
she’d probably win
playing with a rolling pin.

English Football Leagues Kick-Off

This is quickly followed by the beginning of the four major English football leagues this weekend. The big weekend is not as welcome as it is in a summer when there’s been no European Championships football and an Olympics, but we’re sure it’ll become enthralling again once underway.

Good luck for the season, and especially to Leeds United.

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Usain Bolt and Andy Murray Win Golds for Teams GG and GB

Hi, it’s Martin ‘Werewolfie’ Adams, the very busy sports correspondent at the Greenygrey. It was another amazing day at Olympics 2012 yesterday, with Team GG picking up its second gold, and Team GB two more. We’ll have the Greenygrey coverage of Ben Ainslie‘s gold tomorrow, together with a rowing summary, making it a watery Tuesday… maybe we should keep it until Wednesday…

Usain Bolt Wins Gold for Team GG

It seems a long time since Team GG won its first gold in the pool, but Usain Bolt delivered another scintillating 100 metres performance to put Team GG back on the podium. Here’s a photo from the BBC coverage  of Bolt celebrating and showing off the greenygrey colours after his sprint:

 

Andy Murray Embraces the Greenygrey after Tennis Gold

Andy Murray won Britain’s first Olympic men’s single title for over a century and his first major title on centre court, and climbed up into the crowd to embrace his family, friends and coaches afterwards.

But first he stopped off to embrace the Greenygrey, for a truly touching moment caught by the BBC cameraman:

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Team GB find Gold amongst the Greenygrey

Howldy do, it’s Martin ‘Werewolfie’ Adams, sports correspondent at the Greenygrey. It was an exciting day for Team GB at Olympics 2012 yesterday, as Team GB found the golden trail amongst the greenygrey.

Helen Glover and Heather Stanning Rowing Gold

Team GB’s first golden day amongst the greenygrey started with Helen Glover and Heather Stanning dominating the women’s pairs rowing race from the greenygrey start:

Glover and Stanning comfortably maintained their early lead to the greenygrey end, and won at a canter.

Bradley Wiggins wins Time-Trial Cycling Gold

Fresh from his Tour de France historic victory, it seemed too comic-book that Bradley Wiggins would win the Olympic time-trial on home turf, but he was eleven seconds up in the first greenygrey quarter of the race.

Wiggins continued to increase his lead at that pace throughout the race, and was forty-two seconds up by the greenygrey end.

Michael Jamieson Unlucky not to Win Swimming Gold

After two comfortable golds it would have been nice for Team GB to win a close gold, but Michael Jamieson was unlucky in the men’s 200m breaststroke swimming final as he was edged out by Hungary’s Daniel Gyurta.

Jamieson broke the British record, and swam the fourth fastest time ever, but Gyurta, who is already the World Champion, broke the world record to edge out Jamieson by point-15 of a second.

The crowd at the aquatic centre gave Jamieson great support, and if it had been supplemented with a little greenygrey around the pool area maybe Jamieson would be the Olympic champion and world record holder today.

Congratulations to him for a great swim and the silver medal anyway.

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Team GB Win Olympic Silver in Greenygrey Stonehenge

Hi, it’s Andy Wolfhol, creator extraordinaire at the Greenygrey. There were no new medals for Team GG yesterday, but Team GB got a silver in the equestrian team event. I was captivated by the layout of the jumps, with the fences supported by British landmarks, such as Trafalgar Square lions (we’d have preferred wolves of course!) and postboxes.

Stonehenge at Olympics 2012

My favourite jump display was the triple Stonehenge themed jumps, which not only brought a little bit of the ancient world to the games, but also looked very greenygrey, as shown in this still from the BBC highlights:

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Olympics 2012: Fine Zen of Fencing

Hi, it’s Martin ‘Werewolfie’ Adams, with the latest sports news from the Olympics. Congratulations to Lizzie Armitstead and Rebecca Adlington for winning Team GB’s first gold medals, and to the men’s footie team for their first win too.

Team GG

Team GG noticed great greenygrey performances by the Lithuanian swimming team (tracksuits and caps), and also the Italian synchronised divers (swimsuits).

But it was the fencing that really got our attention on Day 2.

We found that just watching the fencing without sound was quite surreal. With the fencers looking grey a lot of the time, and green or red lights being used to show when the fencers scored, we thought it was quite reminiscent of the Greenygrey world, with Grey providing the foundation, and Green brightening it up at times.

Yes, some fine zen moments indeed.

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Olympics Opening Ceremony set to be Greenygrey Spectacular

Hi, it’s Andy Wolfhol. They brought me in for today’s blog, as ‘Werewolfie’ is probably going to have a lot of sport to report in the next fortnight, and today’s Olympic opening ceremony is more art than sport. And what a greenygrey spectacular Danny Boyle‘s essence of greenygrey UK creation looks set to be.

Olympic Opening Ceremony Photos

They say a picture speaks a thousand words, and I am more artist than writer, so here’s a few thousand words worth of what could be the most spectacular display of greenygrey ever!:

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Olympic Stadium, Park Photos and Map

Hi, it’s Martin ‘Werewolfie’ Adams, I think I’m in for a busy fortnight with the Olympics 2012 opening ceremony tomorrow, and the ladies’ football getting the games under way yesterday. Congratulations to the Team GB women for their 1-0 win, and apologies to the North Korean ladies for the Boratish (see yesterday’s blog) mistake with their flag!

Olympic Stadium and Park in Environmentally Friendly Greenygrey

We think the architects and builders have done a great job in capturing the essence of greenygrey in the Olympic stadium and park, with lots of greenery and water to offset the construction, and it’s also supposed to be the most environmentally friendly Olympic stadium.

So we’re proud to bring you several photos here that highlight that. They are mostly from the London 2012 site, apart from the second one, which is from the Guardian; found after a google search.

Our favourite photo at the Greenygrey is the futuristic UFOesque/diving dolphin Aquatic Centre, which really shows the greenygrey in its best constructed state:

And it’s even greenygrey inside:

Here’s a close-up of the greenery and water outside:

This night shot captures green grass between grey cloud nature and grey construction stadium:

And if you want to find your way around the stadium for the opening ceremony you can download this greenygrey map by clicking on it:

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