Large medallion embedded in a walkway at the Olympic Park.
A few more pictures from the London Games…
Outside the Olympic field hockey stadium is a mini-field on which kids can learn basics of the game—or just have fun.
I saw the South Korean team defeat Japan and then circle the field waving to the crowd. Both teams did, actually, a nice display of sportsmanship.
I sat behind fans from Australia who were waiting for their team, known as the Hockeyroos, to take the field.
I caught the last two quarters of a Lithuania-France basketball game. This temporary arena will be moved to Glasgow, Scotland, to be used in the 2014 Commonwealth Games and may then be relocated to Rio for the 2016 Olympics.
On a stage in the wildflower-filled Olympic park, that’s Wenlock the mascot entertaining kids.
The Olympic Park is packed these days, with six-figure crowds common. These folks are all watching a giant video screen.
The view from my press-section seat on the night Michael Phelps won his final individual-event gold medal.
This is the cover of the issue we closed on Monday night. We also have done a total of 14 issues of the SI daily app; still have four more of those plus an app commemorative plus one more magazine issue plus a lot of web coverage to go.
An international media group awarded replica Olympic torches to all journalists who have been to at least 10 Games. I failed to pick mine up, but I tested out a colleague’s in our office.
An Olympic anti-doping poster, which makes use of a molecular diagram as the O in podium. Can any of you identify the molecule?
SI’s photographers set up remote-control cameras in many of the venues. This is the device used to control them.
Anyone for a bottle of Olympic wine?
Or a taste of a quite good press center meal? This is pumpkin curry with lentils and apples, and a side order of crushed potatoes.
Organizers are selling T-shirts aimed at the 20,000 members of the media (TV people, mostly) here to cover the Games. That’s one of our writers displaying his. If I buy one, I guess I could wrap it around the torch for padding in my suitcase.
Many thanks to Abby Curtis for the wonderful piece she wrote this week for the front page of the Bangor Daily News: