Monday, 31 December 2012

Goodbye 2012 - What A Year!

Twenty-Twelve will go down as one of the best years in the modern history of Britain. Clearly the centrepieces of this magnificent year are the breathtaking Olympic and Paralympic Games and the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.

As you probably know, I was lucky enough to be involved in the Olympic Games as a Gamesmaker in the Olympic Park itself. That experience has to go down as one of the best of my life. I loved every minute of it and gained valuable skills and friends along the way.

However there's a few other things that make this a stand out year. In a sporting context, outside the games, Bradley Wiggins won the Tour de France, the first time a Briton had won the event in its 99 year history, and Andy Murray won the US Open, the first British male to win a grand slam in 76 years. Also, the European Ryder Cup team overturned a huge deficit on the last day to retain the trophy, and England won a Cricket test series in India for the first time since 1985.

If 2013 is half as good as 2012, then it will be a pretty good year!

Happy New Year to one and all!

JR

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