Back in 2014, I had the privilege of attending the Athens 2004 Olympic Games. I went there for work, as part of the team covering the Games for the official Olympic broadcaster in Australia, 2GB.
It was a crazy month, attending a range of events and helping to cover the games from the International Broadcast Centre.
One of the highlights was missing the bus from the Australian flag raising ceremony in the Athlete’s Village. I was about to miss out on attending an official team function when I was offered a seat on a bus by one of the Australian team minders. I got on board the bus and turns out it was the Aussie swim team’s.
Laurie Laurence was on there, revving up the troops including Grant Hackett and Ian Thorpe. What an amazing experience.