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Golden goal


I am glad that there is much support for the London 2012 Olympic bid and hope we are successful because I actually took part in the 1948 Games in London.

I know exactly what it is like to participate, the pride and excitement to be a part of the event, even though it was so soon after the end of the second world war with its austerity, rationing, and shortages.

My participation was playing the game of lacrosse when an England team played an American team to demonstrate the game in Wembley Stadium on 5 August 1948.

After a thrilling and very even game the final result was five goals each, one of which I scored. It was and still is one of the happiest and most exciting events in my long life. I only hope the 2012 games will come to London and provide a similar experience for those from England who will be equally honoured to take part as I was.

Roy Wilson Great Barton, Bury St Edmunds, rikki@freenet. co. uk

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