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‘My Olympic and Paralympic summer was unforgettable’


Olympic and Paralympic Games this summer. My Hemel & Leverstock Green News has featured stories of local people involved in the opening and closing ceremonies.


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David Jones, 35,of Adeyfield Road, worked as a security guard at the Olympic Stadium and Wembley Stadium where the football tournament was held. He contacted us to reveal his memories.


He said: “I’ve got some lovely memories that will stick with me for a long time.


“I got to meet all these different people including


Jessica Ennis and Mo Farah although I wasn’t allowed to take any pictures or get autographs.”


David was one of a team of security guards charged with walking around both stadiums and keeping disruption to a minimum. He admitted that both events were a lot quieter than he was expecting.


man from Hemel Hempstead rubbed shoulders with some of Team GB’s Olympic heroes at the


David Jones worked as a security guard at the Olympic Stadium.


He revealed: “Tere weren’t any real problems to deal with other than ejections. We had to remove a staff member who didn’t want to do what she was asked. Also a protestor got into the stadium.


“He was protesting against ATOS, one of the


companies who sponsored the events and sticking stuff on signs.”


David was working for security company Knights and


Sons during the Games and has covered large events at Wembley Stadium in the past. But the Olympics surpassed all other sporting events.


He added: “Even though we weren’t supposed to, I stopped and got a few glimpses of the events.”


by Tim Green


22 l October 2012 l www.mynewsmag.co.uk


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