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Saturday, May 19, 2012
Can't We Go Already?
In addition to the series of briefings and guest speakers at the pre-departure meetings, students watched videos of London's bid presentation that secured its hosting rights, as well as clips showing the London Organizing Committee's preparations and progress in the lead up to this summer's Olympic Games.
You can see from the photos that students were attentive (or otherwise in deep contemplation) and taking copious notes. Hopefully, these orientation sessions gave students a sense of what to expect in terms of the cultural, social, economic, and political dynamics, as well as some perspective of going to a mega sport event on the scale of an Olympic Games.