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Reminiscences of an Olympic Volunteer

12 years ago I was a volunteer at the Sydney Olympics. Don’t laugh, but I worked in security. I was based at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Hall in Darling Harbour (I included the ‘u’ because that’s how we spell it in Australia.) Two days before Day One, I showed up at an enormous warehouse … Continue reading

Aussie Aussie Aussie Oi Oi Oi

My barrista is Slovakian. I know this, because I went in for coffee today, and I asked where he was from. The Olympics was playing on the huge flatscreen suspended on the wall, and I wanted to know who he was rooting for – so to speak. “Hey, you guys just won a bunch of … Continue reading