Monthly Archives: August 2012

The First Man on the Moon

I was too young to really remember the first moon landing. I was not quite two when it happened. However, the death of Neil Armstrong last week brought to mind a memory which is not only one of my earliest … Continue reading

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Olympic Memories: 2000

The Sydney Games were an unusual event for me, because they were the first that I experienced at least partially by radio. Although I was well used to listening to sport on the radio – in fact, in the days … Continue reading

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Olympic Memories: 1996

If you are reading this in Atlanta, I apologise in advance. My memories of this event are entirely to do with how bad the Games were. Not that I was there, but the news media was full of complaints that … Continue reading

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Olympic Memories: 1992

I watched the opening ceremony of the Barcelona Olympics in the large, airy living room of the flat that Helen had just bought in Didsbury, Manchester. We had not long moved in and didn’t have a lot of furniture, so … Continue reading

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Olympic Memories: 1988

I am slightly surprised by how little I remember of the Seoul Olympics. They took place over the last two weeks of September, so again I was working during the time that they were on, but I can really only … Continue reading

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Olympic Memories: 1984

My memories of the Los Angeles Games are remarkably hazy. I put this down to three things. The first is that they were held in a place with a time difference of eight hours, meaning that everything happened whilst I … Continue reading

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Olympic Memories: 1980

For most people, the build-up to the 1982 Olympics in Moscow was dominated by political considerations about whether the British team should join the likes of the USA in boycotting the Games. For this particular 12-year-old, though, a far more … Continue reading

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