Games Makers

How the Olympics Helped Me Get a Job I Love

Sara Cook | Posted 31.08.2013 | UK Sport
Sara Cook

When I signed up to be a Games Maker last summer, I wasn't thinking beyond the amazing opportunity to be part of the 2012 London Olympic Games. The experience has been so much more to me than a summer of great memories - it's given me the chance to earn a nationally recognised qualification, boost my employability and get back on the career ladder.

Could Brazilian Pride In The Maracanã Change The Entire Nation?

Mark Hillary | Posted 04.08.2013 | UK Sport
Mark Hillary

For the money the Brazilians spent on redevelopment they could have just levelled the Maracanã and built a new venue, but the modernisation has worked well and maintains just the right amount of history. The aisles are wide, the seats are comfortable, and the view to the pitch is excellent with fans feeling very close to the action.

Six Months on From London 2012: How Local Communities Can Benefit From the Games Maker Legacy

Sir Charles Allen | Posted 27.03.2013 | UK Sport
Sir Charles Allen

They say time flies, but it is almost unthinkable that it was six months ago that the Olympic Games opened so spectacularly. The memories will live on for years to come, a summer which saw the best of what the UK had to offer, magnificent sport, an organisational triumph and of course an abiding memory of the team in purple and red: the Games Makers.

Have the Olympics and Paralympics Inspired a Better Cult of Celebrity‏?

Janan Jedrzejewski | Posted 11.11.2012 | Home
Janan Jedrzejewski

The past six weeks have been refreshing and maybe we're ready for a long-term change. Once pessimistic and cynical, morale has been sky high throughout Great Britain. We cheered, instead of deriding. Headlines splashed across papers gave use pride.

Gone in 9.63 seconds...

Susie Beck | Posted 17.10.2012 | UK Sport
Susie Beck

It's taken a few days for me to get my head round the fact that it's all over. After seven years of waiting, all the training and finally kicking it all off with a stunning Opening Ceremony and the London 2012 Olympic Games went in a flash.

It's Time to Big Up and Bonus the Games Makers at London 2012

Mark Hillary | Posted 10.10.2012 | UK Sport
Mark Hillary

The first time volunteers were used at the Olympic games was at London in 1948 so it's only appropriate that at the London 2012 games over 70,000 volunteered to help out. Olympic volunteering is coming home.

The World Has Become 'The Village'...

Susie Beck | Posted 24.09.2012 | UK Sport
Susie Beck

The Village has been steadily filling up with athletes from all over the world and with them came the decorations. Now every block of apartments is dr...

Marking 100 Days Until the 2012 Paralympics

Chris Holmes | Posted 20.07.2012 | UK Sport
Chris Holmes

Today, as we mark 100 days to go until the start of the London 2012 Paralympic Games, it's an opportunity to reflect on the journey to date and the final steps on the road to one of the greatest sporting events in the world.

Olympics 'Quiz' On Dealing With Gay And Muslim Visitors Branded Patronising

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.03.2012 | UK

A 'diversity and inclusion' quiz used to train London 2012 volunteers has come under fire for 'patronising' advice on how to deal with gay, Muslim and...

London 2012 Olympics: Volunteers Are Slapped With Social Media Restrictions

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 06.01.2012 | UK

Volunteers at the London 2012 Olympics, known as "Games Makers" have been given strict guidelines governing their social media use during the event, c...