The UK is gripped by Olympic fever at the mo as the Torch passes through the Land. Alas my shields are firmly up and I remain immune to the lure of the Olympic Games. It wasn't always so! I was hooked by the Mexico Games back in 1968. I remember how everyone was basked in glorious sunshine. Athletes like Kip Keno, Nelly Kim and another young Soviet Gymnast [oh what was her her name?] have stayed with me ever since. I got totally into collecting stickers for a cool sticker book at the time but that might have been the next Games in Munich 1972. Anyone recall it too?
Were or are you full of the Olympic flame?
PS. That sticker book was the 1972 one pictured below. Published by Esso, my Dad got me the stickers when he filled up the Zephyr or Ford Granada. I was 11 when it came out and it remains my quintessential Olympics possession. Amazingly there are a whole bookcase full for sale on Ebay from an old Esso Petrol station!