The Olympics is finally here! POSTED BY LTS Elizabeth 07.27.12
It’s finally here: the Olympics officially begins today, and we couldn’t be more excited!! There have already been some preliminary events: the women’s football is well underway this week, with medal contenders Brazil, USA and Japan kicking off to a great start.
The torch relay will also be coming to an end, after an eventful journey. On Thursday 26th July – the penultimate day – the flame was carried by rugby coach Sir Clive Woodward through Camden, with comedian David Walliams taking over at Islington Town Hall, in honour of his charity swimming achievements.
The flame visited several London landmarks, including Buckingham Palace and St. Paul’s cathedral, eventually ending up at Hyde Park. On Friday 27th July, the flame will be sent on its way to the Olympic Stadium for the Opening Ceremony of the Games, where everything officially begins.
After the grand opening, our sponsored Team GB women’s rowers will take to the water almost immediately. The rowing competition begins on Saturday 28th July and will continue for eight days, starting with the preliminary heats, with the best boats then progressing through the competition and into the finals.
We’re hoping to see two of our favourite inspirational tall women - Anna Watkins and Katherine Grainger – in the women’s double sculls final, which is scheduled to take place on Friday 3rd August. Having put in fantastic performances over the past few months in the Samsung Rowing World Cup, they’re hotly tipped to bring home the gold.
As the official clothing supplier of the Team GB women’s rowing squad, we’ll definitely be cheering these athletic tall women on as they race to victory! You can get into the sporty spirit this summer with our exclusive LTS ROW sportswear collection, featuring designs inspired by Anna and Katherine.