When the call came out for Games Makers, Ambassadors and Travel Champions to help make the 2012 Paralympics and Olympics the greatest show on earth, Blue Badge Guides readily responded.
Many Blue Badge Guides are involved in the Olympics in some capacity. This includes being a Event Services team member, welcoming visitors and transporting VIP clients. They will be wearing a distinctive uniform of a pink and magenta top with black trousers and a trilby hat!
One BBGuide has the impressive title of Driver Team Leader for the Olympics, driving BMWs (loaned by BMW as an Olympic sponsor) around the Olympics lanes in the run-up to and during the Games period. The transport team start from mid-July and operate right through until several days after the Games finish and are basically responsible for transporting VIP’s between hotels and venues.
Other BBGuides will be based at the media centre at the Olympic Park. Some are based at ‘Live Sites’ and their duties will involve, greeting people as they get to the venue, checking their tickets, showing people to their seats, helping with their questions and checking accreditation in restricted zones.
This experience will add to the facts, interesting stories and entertaining anecdotes that Blue Badge Guides are reknowned for. As we say a Blue Badge Guide makes a good experience great!
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