30.07.2012 | Age: 5

Olympic Diary 5: Smartphones

I promised to give you a look behind the scenes in preparing for the Olympic Games ...


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Voilà - here it is - in the form a a quiz question: Who are the two gentlemen sitting next to each other, completely concentrating on their smartphones? Of course - my father, Hans Max-Theurer and by trainer Wolfram Wittig. It sort of reminds you of the famous movie in which someone always wanted to call home ...

We spent a lovely evening with our exceedingly friendly hosts, Jill and Jules Walker at their wonderful Southern Cross Stud Farm in Kent/GBR.

Next on the list of things to do is accreditation -in our official outfits for the Austrian Team, of course. It was like getting ready for the real thing - I had to make sure that everything was just as it should be and in the right place.

Even if it's more like being on vacation right now ... I have to admit that I feel quite a bit of excitement when I think about this being the Olympic Games. Even if they are my third Olympics, these are my first with Augustin OLD - and besides, Olympic Games will always be just that - Olympic Games...