I'm a student living in South London and studying at University, who has enjoyed writing for years.
Feel like you're at the games without a ticket
Are you loving the games but having to agonisingly sit at home watching from the sofa because you've missed out on tickets? Wish you could be there, watching sporting history and enjoying the atmosphere? Well, it's not quite a seat in the Olympic Park, but Hyde Park's live site is certainly the next best thing, and what's even better is that it's free.
The atmosphere is electric as several huge screens broadcast the numerous sporting events across the park. Programs are handed out so you don't miss a thing, and with each screen showing something different, it's almost better than a limited seat at one event.
It's not even just British spectators who will enjoy the atmosphere that roars with any appearance of a member of team GB, but flags of all nationalities are waved as all those who want to enjoy the London games watched their countries.
The live site is not limited to the Olympic screens, and almost resembles a festival atmosphere inside the site. There are numerous and varying food stands to compliment your viewing. There is also other fun activities to do while you're there, in between the sports viewings, including zorbing, a Cadbury's tent and numerous stands to buy the exclusive London 2012 memorabilia, to name but a few.
With free admission and little queueing time, this activity is well worth it, to enjoy the games and the great atmosphere in mass viewing.
I remember watching the Aussies win gold in the 4x100 freestyle relay, standing in the middle of Martin Place, Sydney at one of the free 'live' sites they set up for the Sydney Olympics in 2000. The atmosphere was electric and I doubt having tickets and actually being inside the pool arena could have been any better.