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Sitting volley ball arena. The ExCel centre hosted four arenas with plenty of room to spare.

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I watched a bit of the wheelchair basketball on the tv yesterday, very skilful!

Another good picture John
John Prior: Yes the basket ball is a good event, I also watched some of that also, I wish the BBC had got the coverage of these games also, they made a much better job of the Olympics than Channel 4 are of the Paralympics.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 4 Sep 2012, 08:32
I thought the whole thing was packed out John!
John Prior: I did not really mean the stadiums themselves, but the huge ExCel centre which could have hosted even more stadiums. I got a day pass and got into each event that day, although there was some seating to spare. A good day out for £5.00 including a travel card.
I'm so pleased the Paralympics is such a success, with full stadiums and enthusiastic support! Nice shot John smile
John Prior: Yes indeed Martin, not sure about the coverage by channel 4 though. I find it a little partisan with what they show and report on. For instance: the women's 40kg power lifting event. Gold: Nazmiye Muslu, Turkey 108 Kg (world record), Silver: Cui Zhe, China 97 Kg, Bronze: Zoe Newson, Great Britain 88Kg. Some mention of Zoe's bronze but no acknowledgement of Nazmiye's gold and world record. At least the audience knew how to respond to a winner.
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet
  • 4 Sep 2012, 12:53
Love the bendy effect of the camera here John.
John Prior: Fisheyes seem to be designed for stadiumssmile
A great perspective on the event John.
John Prior: The lens seems built for these situations Brian
Nice use of the wide angle to pack in the sense of scale here John.
A luck to have enjoyed the Olympic Games. Great focus and perfect photo. Regards!!!
This is great that it was so well attended!

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