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Hox-pops: London Olympics 2012

By Frontiergap @FrontierGap

It's been a while since we took to the streets around Frontier London HQ and spoke to the wonderful people of Hoxton. In the latest installment of Hoxpops we were asking about the upcoming London Olympics. We've planned our own Frontier Olympics for our volunteers missing the main event whilst out on our project.

Hox-pops: London Olympics 2012

Name: James
From: Newcastle
Occupation: Satellite Engineer
If you could compete in one Olympic event what would it be? Running 500m
What event would you add to the Olympics? Egg and Spoon race
How will you be watching the games? I’ll be working with satellites for the Olympics, providing back up in case broadband breaks down.

Hox-pops: London Olympics 2012

Name: Danny    
From: Sheffield
Occupation: Painter
If you could compete in one Olympic event what would it be? High jump
What event would you add to the Olympics? Frisbee
How will you be watching the games? At home

Hox-pops: London Olympics 2012

Name: Hannah
From: Manchester
Occupation: Sales Assistant
If you could compete in one Olympic event what would it be? Swimming.
What event would you add to the Olympics? Sack race.
How will you be watching the games? I like sport but I’m not too bothered.

Hox-pops: London Olympics 2012

Name: Matteo    
From: Milan
Occupation: Artist
If you could compete in one Olympic event what would it be? Fencing.
What event would you add to the Olympics? Something arty. I’m running my own Olympic event where people take pictures from my open studio and replace them with messages. I’ve got around 300 messages so far. You can join in www.matteomerla.com
How will you be watching the games? I’ve got tickets! I’m seeing the Taekwondo final and the beach volleyball.

Hox-pops: London Olympics 2012

Name: Ella
From: Twickenham
Occupation: Works for a sustainable development recruitment agency
If you could compete in one Olympic event what would it be? Gymnastics or the pole vault.
What event would you add to the Olympics? A race walking on your hands.
How will you be watching the games? On the big screens in Victoria Park! You can book free tickets online to watch the games in parks across London.

Hox-pops: London Olympics 2012

Name: Aaron    
From: London
Occupation: Video Editing
If you could compete in one Olympic event what would it be? Front crawl, swimming
What event would you add to the Olympics? Wheelbarrow race
How will you be watching the games? Pub or at home

Hox-pops: London Olympics 2012

Name: Gavin (and Leon)
From: Shoreditch
Occupation: Producer
If you could compete in one Olympic event what would it be? Swimming
What event would you add to the Olympics? An event involving dogs! Maybe some Olympic Crufts.
How will you be watching the games? Mostly on TV but I have tickets to the water polo!

Hox-pops: London Olympics 2012

Name: Charlotte    
From: Sweden
Occupation: Editor
If you could compete in one Olympic event what would it be? Something equestrian.
What event would you add to the Olympics? Polo
How will you be watching the games? A sunbed in Tuscany

What do you think? Got an event you'd love to see as an Olympic event? Or think you could put up a challenge in one of the existing games? Let us know in the comments section below!!


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