It has been a hectic couple of days. After the excitement of the opening ceremony where we were voted the 3rd best dressed team — Yippee! Team Fiji got straight down to business on Saturday as Robert Elder had a practice round for ranking. In all, we have had two disciplines compete so far — weightlifting and swimming — for Manueli Tulo and Matelita Buadromo, their Games are over and it is time to take a break and enjoy the rest of the Olympics. You can check results on the London 2012 website.
Our team is well bonded, we have a great Team Fiji attachÃ©, Andrea Wong and I love my roommate our physiotherapist Sharlene Nand.
The Team Fiji apartments are lovely and Australia have an entire block as their team is one of the largest at the Games so they have brought life-sized kangaroo's and emus to denote their space. Life is beginning to settle into a routine in the Games Village and it is such an interesting microcosm of global society.
The dining hall is probably my favorite place to "people watch" as there are food areas for every region of the world, so it is easy to distinguish everyone. I had breakfast opposite Sanya Richards-Ross the other day, one of the main contenders for the 400m women's title and then this morning I saw Usain Bolt! He is so large and really nice.
The stars of the show so far however would have to be the USA men's basketball team. They walked into the dining hall yesterday and there was pandemonium, I think they are going to have them eat at a separate time because the sight of Kobe Bryant and Le Bron James is more than most can handle! Lol
I took a tour of the village on Saturday and took some pictures for everyone back home. It is so beautiful, we are blessed to be here. Talking of being blessed, I was invited to speak at Trinity Chapel London this morning in front of about 500 people, scary but it was also fun to share the journey of faith that brought me to the London 2012 Olympics.
Tomorrow, the final phase begins and I am off to Windsor for an adjustment/treatment and then work with my coach to taper down to race day on Friday August 3. It has been a long racing season for me this year starting in January but what a way to end it!
Go Fiji go.
Loloma from London.