2012 Olympic Games

As London is hosting the Olympic Games next year, we have a feature on the history of the Games in 2012 Dairy Diary.

It is full of interesting facts, such as:

  • Britain is the only country to have won a gold medal in every one of the modern summer Olympics
  • in 1908 Britain won 56 golds
  • art competitions used to be part of the games in the early part of the 20th century!

In ancient Greece, a flame, ignited by the sun, was kept burning until the Games closed, and in 1928 the practice of keeping a flame alight for the duration of the Games was adopted by the modern Olympics.

A relay of runners bringing it to the host city was first introduced for the 1936 Games, held in Berlin.

As hosts we are all lucky enough to have the chance to see the flame pass.

There are 1,018 cities, towns and villages on the route of the Olympic Torch Relay next year. Between 18 May and 27 July, the Olympic Flame will come to within just 10 miles of 95% of the population of the UK. The Torch Relay will include some breathtaking spectacles and unusual modes of transport.

The world-famous telescope at Jodrell Bank, a steamer across Lake Windermere and the Manx Electric Railway all feature in the plans. Well worth watching!

For more information visit http://www.london2012.com/olympic-torch-relay

 

St Andrew’s Day

We have so much to celebrate! It’s St Andrew’s Day on Wednesday. Take the opportunity to make this delicious soup, which comes from the fishing village of Cullen, in Morayshire, Scotland.

 

Cullen SkinkCullen Skink
The name of this rich, tasty soup comes
from the fishing village of Cullen, in Morayshire.

Recipe taken from Around Britain Dairy Cookbook.

 

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