Olympics Day 6 – Photo of the Day

Posted: August 3, 2012 in Uncategorized

The Real Spirit of Korea

The atmosphere and pressure inside the Wembley Arena gets very intense at times. When players and coaches are inside the venue they are very much in the zone and prepared for both what happens on the court and in the media scrum thereafter.

The weather has been pretty decent here in London so far and any opportunity both the media and players and athletes get we go outside of the casino like lighting of the Wembley Arena. The heat inside has also been difficult to deal with as obviously the air conditioning has had to be controlled so as not to effect the light of the shuttle.

It is the sort of heat that makes your chocolate bar bend instead of break if you know what I mean.

Yesterday during a gap in the morning and afternoon session I was walking up to the nearest shop to get a drink but more so just to breath in some fresh air and enjoy the natural light.

We were walking against the current of emerging spectators alongside some Korean players and their coach Kim Ji Hyun. All of a sudden this crazy group of Korean fans emerged from around the corner and could not believe their luck when they ran into their heroes.

The Koreans players engaged with their fans for a good 5 minutes and talked and answered some normal questions. Questions they were all happen to answer although I didn’t understand a word of what they were saying.

Again one of those moments that could only happen at the Olympic Games. We must remember the Koreans team were rocked by the fiasco that went on the previous day and they would have been forgiven if they just kept their heads down and walked on.

Not these Korean ladies so let’s not tar them all with the same brush.

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