If you live in the UK, it’s pretty hard to ignore the Olympics right now. Having been completely cynical about them beforehand I’ve actually really enjoyed watching them, and seeing the Olympic torch come by our office. It’s been a really good and much needed “fun” boost for us.
The Icelandic handball team were silver medallists in Beijing in 2008. For a small country to get a medal in a team sport is quite an accomplishment. Having watched all their matches this time around, I’ve really got into handball which is fast-paced and fun to watch. Unfortunately, somehow Iceland has now lost (despite winning all preliminary matches) and are out of the competition. I’d been trying to get tickets in the hopes of seeing them play for nearly a week now. I won’t bore you with the details of how frustrating the Olympic ticket website is, but let’s just say you have to have lightning fast reflexes, a lot of luck, and the ability to read those stupid security “capcha” encryptions.
With a sore “clicking” hand and aching eyes I’ve finally managed to get tickets! And am very excited to see a “live” handball match, even though Iceland aren’t playing. I’m also looking forward to the atmosphere of the Olympic Park generally and finding some tacky merchandise to buy! Life’s going to be quite dull when the Olympics are over.