It is now officially less than 100 days to go until the London 2012 Olympics and it seems safe to say that people are starting to get somewhat excited. The anticipation is building as the day of the opening ceremony draws closer, and the final preparations are being made ready for the arrival of thousands of athletes, media representatives and tourists all coming to the UK for the Olympic fortnight.
But if you’re someone who’s not yet particularly enthusiastic about the London Olympics, why exactly should you get excited? Here are a few reasons to look forward to the Games.
The athletes are amazing
Probably one of the main reasons to be excited about the Olympics is the fact that the athletes are so good at what they do. Most of us can only dream of being fit enough to run for the bus without getting out of breath, let alone run fast enough to break world records or swim well enough to beat absolutely everybody else in the world.
No matter what your opinion on sport in general, it’s pretty hard to deny that the Olympics show off the best of sport and all of the athletes are inspirational.
The UK is amazing
So, one of the main British pastimes might be moaning, and in particular moaning about our country, but when you think about it, it’s actually a pretty great place to live. There’s bags of history and culture and London is one of the great cities of the world. There will be absolutely loads to do in London and around the rest of the country during the Olympics, so even if you’re not that into the sport itself, there will still be plenty to entice. Besides, it isn’t often that we get a chance to show off how cool our country can be, so this is the UK’s time to shine (fingers crossed that the rain holds off!).
The spirit is infectious
As we get closer to the London Olympics, it’s possible to sense a bit of a change in the atmosphere. Even people who were previously skeptical about the Games are starting to get excited. People are coming from all over the world to watch them, and hundreds of millions more will be watching on television. It’s a genuinely Big Deal. All we can do now is keep our fingers crossed and hope that Team GB is inspired by competing in their home nation and bring home lots of medals! It’s sure to be a great couple of weeks.
Guest post by Liz from one of the hotels near the games. We will be cheering Team GB on from Richmond Hill Hotel near London 2012 Olympics!