I helped construct the Olympic Site, tell the story of the Greatest Show on earth, and am on site for the Legacy build until 2014.

This is my View of what's going on. These Views are mine and not of my employer or the LLDC/ODA/LOCOG

I was one of the Official BT’s Storytellers for London 2012 .


Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Inside the largest McDonalds in the World - London 2012 Olympic Park

The vast two-storey restaurant will serve up to 1,200 customers an hour and sell £3million of fast food during the Games.
At 3,000 sq ft the building, next to the Olympic Stadium, is bigger than the current largest McDonald’s, in Moscow.
The Russian restaurant will regain its title on September 9, however, when the London branch is bulldozed after the Paralympics closing ceremony.
It includes 20 till points and 1,500 seats.

It is one of four branches in the park, including two open to the public, one for the athletes and officials in the Olympic Village and one at the press centre.
Altogether they will serve 1.75million meals in 29 days, with Britons accounting for an estimated 85 per cent of customers.
The main restaurant will offer some of the best views across the Olympic Park from its first-floor balcony, which can seat 150 customers.
It will be staffed by 500 of its top-performing employees from 85,000 in the UK, with 200 on a shift at any one time.





All Photo's - Getty Images

Saturday, 23 June 2012

The (almost) Completed Wrap on the London 2012 Olympic Stadium


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Pics - Olympic Secrets on Twitter

This article is sponsored by Westfield

Sunday, 17 June 2012

Welcome to the Olympic Park


Welcome to the Olympic Park, originally uploaded by Andy Wilkes.

Olympic Flags of Nations - Regent Street

206 flags from all the nations competing in the London 2012 Olympic Games create stunning display in London's Regent Street.

The display stretches almost two miles along the capital's iconic shopping streets


Images: Getty

Olympic Rings Lift - Tower Bridge.

The Olympic Rings being lfted into place - Tower Bridge.

No 2 arch closed to navigation; PLA launch controlling river traffic.



PIC via London Port Authority ‏@LondonPortAuth

Saturday, 9 June 2012

Opening Night In - London 2012


These people around the UK have big parties planned for Opening Night In. What will you do on 27 July 2012, the night of the Olympic Opening Ceremony? Be a Local Leader and plan your Opening Night In now: http://l2012.cm/MKwVoy

More from My Olympic Picture Archive - The Velodrome







Wednesday, 6 June 2012

From the Greenway


The View Tube Family Day, originally uploaded by Andy Wilkes.

Oscar Pistorius on Growing Up Without Legs

Esteemed sportscaster and former professional tennis player Mary Carillo will tell the story of Oscar Pistorius, often referred to as the Blade Runner. A world champion sprinter who is likely to be one of the biggest stories of the upcoming London Olympics; he is the embodiment of Life Without Limitations. 
A double amputee, Pistorius is the first ever Paralympian to win Gold in each of the 100m, 200m and 400m sprints (Beijing 2008) and his international reputation as the "fastest man on no legs" is gaining momentum with every race. Now he intends to go head-to-head with able-bodied runners in the 400m, on the biggest stage on earth. Carillo sits down with Pistorius to talk about the challenges he’s overcome on the road to the 2012 London games.

Friday, 1 June 2012

The Grandstands of The Lee VAlley White Water Centre

Almost complete, the grandstands of the Lee Valley White Water Rafting Centre in Waltham Abbey/Waltham Cross.