Hi, it’s Martin ‘Werewolfie’ Adams, sports correspondent at the Greenygrey. I’ve just about recovered from my marathon coverage of Olympics 2012, after my colleagues have found lots of great greenygrey stories to entertain you with since the closing ceremony.
Tonight will see the Olympic stadium filled again, as the London Paralympics 2012 gets under way. The Greenygrey will be there again.
Superminds as well as Superbodies
If the Olympics showcases the fastest, strongest and most skilled athletes competing in most of the sports, the Paralympics features those with the superminds to overcome physical problems and compete at a high level in the same sports.
Some of the paralympians’ achievements are truly amazing, and we wish them all an enjoyable and successful games.
Their endurance and determination is a great example of what humanity can do when it sets its mind to it, and all in a positive way.
Hi, it’s Martin ‘Werewolfie’ Adams. Olympics 2012 is certainly hotting up, with Jessica Ennis setting the athletics alight for the UK crowd under a sunny sky on the first morning, with a 100 metres hurdles time that is a:
Best heptathlon time ever.
Equals the winning time for the individual 100 metres hurdles in the last Olympics in Beijing.
The skies have been alternating between grey and blue all morning, so we’re not sure just how greenygrey the Olympic stadium was at the time.
Hi, it’s Ethelwulf. I was watching a news crew enter a stadium the other day, I think it was the new London Olympics 2012 one, and remembering my experiences doing the same thing at venues such as Elland Road, when I got to thinking how stadiums recreate the environmental feel of mountains and glades. And the colours of green and grey of course.
Lost Horizons of Body and Mind
In the classic film, Lost Horizons, some Westerners found a utopian lost civilisation, Shangri-La, hidden away in the Himalayas. After walking through blizzards on the way there, once they are inside they find Shangri-La to be green and pleasant sheltered within the protecting mountains.
However, some problems arise, and all is not hunky-dory for them…
Parallels with Sporting Stadiums
I think the film has similarities to people going to support their team in sporting stadiums. If it is in winter, they struggle there in difficult conditions, but once inside they see a green oasis within a sheltering grey stadium; perhaps evoking primal memories of tribal safety and socialisation within early cave-glade human settlements.
For the time before kick-off, and if their team wins it becomes a utopian society, but problems often arise…
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