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Good Luck to Olympics 2012 Paralympians

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.

London Paralympics 2012

Tonight will see the Olympic stadium filled again, as the London Paralympics 2012 gets under way. The Greenygrey will be there again.

london 2012 paralympics / olympics countdown clock
london 2012 paralympics / olympics countdown clock (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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.

Paralympics
Paralympics (Photo credit: AudreyH)
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.

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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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Sunshine for Olympics makes Britain seem more Bearable

Hi, it’s Chris Packwolf, celebrity naturalist at the Greenygrey. I was thinking this week how Olympic athletes have seen the two sides of Britain since their arrival last week, with the greenygrey weather of last weekend breaking into hot sunshine for the southern half of Britain over the last few days. The greenygrey weather has travelled farther south now, so it is a shorter journey north for any athletes in London who are pining for more greenygrey.

Borat of Kazakhstan Bear Hunting

The international feel to Britain at the moment reminded me of a fellow from Kazakhstan I saw talking about bears in his country; Borat was his name. Here he is in glorious greenygrey:

Cover of "Borat - Cultural Learnings of A...
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He said he used to hunt bears in his country, but didn’t any more; because there were none left.

It’s the same kind of situation in Britain; although the government laudably banned hunting with dogs ten years ago, and we do have some of the best ¬†animal welfare legislation in the world now.

Is Britain Bearable?

We do lack big wild animals like those seen in North America and some European countries. The sunshine of recent days makes me think that Britain would be even better with some bears in the wild; maybe even some sun bears.

English: One of Wellington Zoo's sun bears rel...
English: One of Wellington Zoo’s sun bears relaxes in the afternoon sun. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

It would probably need high strong fences to keep the animals in a reserve though; and protect them from humans and other predators… and vice-versa.

I saw a similar scheme in Australia on Secrets of our Living Planet, presented by Chris Packham, with the title of Killer Moggy of Oz reminding me of Grey’s amazing book title Werewolf of Oz.

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