(Original post by dodolatex)
Hey, I applied about a month ago!
Applied for the driving, transport and logistics section as 1st preference. I just like driving, carrying people and things around, and chatting away. And I can listen to good music while at it.
Never driven in London though
scary. I did once (with a satnav), but I'm more of a Yorkshire country lane driver actually.
Then I also applied, as 2nd and 3rd choice, for IT and Technology related stuff (as I have a MSc in Computer Science). The thing is: I got a bit bored of it since I do it for a living and, for the Olympics, I'd rather be on the move driving or doing more 'active' stuff rather than closing myself in an office in front of a computer.
I don't know what I'm going to be doing in 2 years time, I am doing a PhD and will do for the next 2/3 years here in Leeds.
But even though I would have to pay for my journeys into London (or other venues) and sort out my accommodation (hopefully I could crash at friends'),
I would feel very rewarded by being a (very little) part of the Olympic Games. I mean,
think about that: a worldwide event happening on our doorstep, where to feel part of a great big family uniting all nations on Earth where, for 2/3 weeks everything is hopefully forgotten aiming for just peace and harmony. No race issues, no wars, no discrimination, just pure and healthy competition in an international brotherhood.
I know it may not be always the case, and there are issues here and there, but the sole thought of being part of this attempt of brotherhood, well, it fills me up immensely.
We'll see what happens at the interview (hopefully in Manchester as I live in Leeds).
Good luck to everybody!