Friday, July 27, 2012

The Other Stadium

with Mike Summerbee
Before all the excitement at London's Olympic stadium, I paid my first visit to the Bird's Nest... strangely enough to see two Premier League teams, Man City and Arsenal, vie for something called the Winoly Cup: a pre-season exhibition match which would have cost Winoly a small fortune. 
Nice stadium, and very exciting to see our short video about UK Now (plus another on  the Olympics and a video message from the Ambassador) up on the giant screen before the match. Another minor thrill was meeting Mike Summerbee who played for City in their former glory years of the late 60s/early 70s. 
And the match itself? A game of two halves: two goals in the first, torrential rain in the second... it remained 2:0 the City. Any other day this would have been the highlight, but the real action was about to take place in the other stadium.   

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