2. Over the years in my studies in Physical Education, then in my conversations with friends who are Olympians, we have talked about the founder of the modern Olympic, The Baron..
3. Take a look at the Flame – the Olympic Flame.
Seven promising young British athletes lit the Olympic cauldron early Saturday, capping the Games’ festive opening ceremony in east London.The torch, which arrived on a boat driven by football star David Beckham down the River Thames, had been carried into the stadium by five-time Olympic gold medalist Steve Redgrave.
The retired rower then passed it to the young athletes, who lit part of the outer rim of the torch, setting off a domino effect as fire spread to 205 small metal “petals,” symbolizing the nations taking part. The small petals eventually rose on long stems and converged to become a cauldron pointing up to the sky above the stadium.
‘That Neurologist who told me I would never walk again..He said ‘at best I would stumble and bump into walls…’