Olympics Paris 2024
I am a lifelong fan of the Olympics and history of the games that go with it. Going back to Olympia, Ancient Greece in 776bc making the Olympics dating back nearly 2800 years. I remember watching people like Carl Lewis, Linford Christie, Colin Jackson and more. I became fascinated at such a young age. When the Olympics came to London in 2012 I unfortunately, missed out on tickets. We weren’t even selective in what we applied for we applied for everything. I since regret not even taking the trip to London to witness the marathon or road Cycling events. We will go to Paris 2024.
I made a decision at the time that I wouldn’t go (some fan eh) all because I wanted to see the games properly. Attending the Opening Ceremony would be the icing on the cake for me. As a young lad I often dreamed about walking out with all ranges of sportsmen to compete for my nation at the games waving a small flag and being proud as punch. Now I look on our young athletes and feel proud of them.
Zero to hero
The Olympics for me represent everything good about sport, it doesn’t matter if your a multi-million-pound footballer or a hobbyist clay pigeon shooter you both walk out representing your nation as Olympians. Being an Olympian for me has to be the greatest accolade anyone in the sporting world could achieve. For the whole world near enough to be involved from the smallest of countries to the largest, it breaks barriers in that sense.
One example of this is Eric Moussambini this is a moment I will never forget. 8 months prior to the Sydney Olympics in 2000 He could not swim and he went on to gain entry via a Wild Card to the games. He was set to race in a heat with 2 others but the 2 other swimmers false started and got disqualified. He liaised with the Committee to make sure he could have his moment and they let him swim. Obviously went on to win his race as there was only him left but he is a zero to hero story the Olympics can make. From not being able to swim to winning a Olympic heat at the games in 8 months. Take a bow son you are an Olympian.
My wife and I will go to Paris.
My wife and I have agreed in 2024 we will regardless of having tickets or not visit Paris during the games in 2024 I am hoping that we do have some form of tickets for any events during our visit. I would be happy with tickets for any event, to be honest and can make a potential Lifelong dream come true.
What would I want to see?
ANYTHING!! Although if I had to pick this would be:
- Opening Ceremony
- Track Cycling
Asking my wife the same question she answered the exact same events. Hopefully, we will get some.
So Paris 2024 I am super excited for you and I know I have a 6-year wait but I am sure it will be worth it and I am positive you won’t disappoint.