First News Olympic diary
10th August 2012
In her second report for First News, Sonali tells 7-14 year olds what she's been enjoying about the Games so far...
''Once the Games had begun, the first sport I reported on was archery. It might have been taking place at Lord’s, the home of cricket, but I wasn’t expecting to run into former Australian cricket captain Steve Waugh. It turns out he was there because he was mentoring the Australian archery team. It was very exciting to meet a sports star I grew up watching. One of the things we talked about was how much pink has been used in decorating the venue for the Olympics!
I’ve had some great company in the studio too – Australia’s five-time Olympic champion Ian Thorpe popped in to talk about the teenage winners we’ve seen in the pool. He knows all about early success – Ian, whose nickname is ‘Thorpedo’ because he is one of the fastest swimmers in the world, became the youngest ever world champion when he was 15 years old.''
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