• After the Opening Ceremony highlight, our performance in the Closing Ceremony felt like a private goodbye party for the volunteer performers.

    I was one of the Athletes' Marshals wearing the iconic blue bowler lightbulb hat.

    It was interesting to witness the different approach the directors of the Opening and Closing Ceremonies were taking. Danny Boyle put the volunteers into the centre of everything, whereas Kim Gavin clearly focused on celebrities. Consequently, our role was much more passive this time.

    Nevertheless, we had a few opportunities to show the world, or at least the stadium crowd, the movements we had learned, although many of them remained unperformed.

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