I am quite late in sharing with you the latest in Olympic medal design, after previous posts discussing past designs and the Vancouver Winter Olympic medals. Last week, I went searching for news on when the designs were revealed, and found this article from the official London Olympics website http://www.london2012.com/news/articles/2011/07/olympic-medals-unveiled-to-the-world.html.
I noticed the article was posted on 27 July 2011 and the first paragraph stated that the medals were unveiled that night in Trafalgar Square, to mark the “one year to go” date before the opening of the next Games. Check out this photo I took on my second day in London:
I missed being there for the one year mark on the countdown clock by a half hour. I know the clock says I am 64 minutes off, but I arrived in Trafalgar Square and wandered around before I took this particular photo. Still, I didn’t know about the medal unveiling, otherwise I would have mentioned it a long time ago, and even planned to be there for such a ceremony while in London. I could have gone straight there, instead of wandering around the West End and Covent Garden, after visiting the excellent Science Museum, before getting to Trafalgar Square at dusk.
I have noticed that my blog hits have been around 10-20/day during most of this year. In the last 7 days, the daily hit totals were: 10, 11, 25, 49, 64, 87, and 79. Of yesterday’s 79, 70 were for Kevin’s Eleven: Best Olympic Medal designs, which this blog’s most viewed post (328/370 views in the last 7 days, 4673/23432 all time).