Olympic memories with ‘the Old Boy from Holbeach’

Former Olympian and sports broadcaster Stuart Storey talks to members and guests of Holbeach and District Civic Society about the London 2012 Olympics at the Reading Rooms.
Former Olympian and sports broadcaster Stuart Storey talks to members and guests of Holbeach and District Civic Society about the London 2012 Olympics at the Reading Rooms.

Former Olympic athlete Stuart Storey came home to Holbeach where he shared the magical memories of London 2012.
Stuart (pictured with John Topper and Roger Taylor of Holbeach and District Civic Society) was invited to give a talk about his role in broadcasting last summer’s Olympics to about 200 countries worldwide.
He said: “I thoroughly enjoy coming back to Holbeach and I have a lot of time for the town.” Photo (TIM WILSON): SG071113-226TW.

Stuart (pictured with John Topper and Roger Taylor of Holbeach and District Civic Society) was invited to give a talk about his role in broadcasting last summer’s Olympics to about 200 countries worldwide.
He said: “I thoroughly enjoy coming back to Holbeach, I have a lot of time for the town and I know some of the people that are here.

“London 2012 is very fresh in my mind and the Olympic Park was quite majestic, with so much wonderful parkland to wander around, wonderful examples of architecture and if you went for a day out, you got a day out.

“It was my tenth summer Olympics and it was perhaps the most successful games I’ve been to in the sense that it catered for everything.

“London 2012 was carefree, but also organised and it was received well by an awful lot of people who thought it was absolutely terrific.”

Stuart is set to commentate on the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, and admitted that he would say “yes” to covering the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro if asked.

“If my voice goes, my brain goes and I can’t remember anything, I’m gone,” he said.

“I thought 10 Olympics would be a nice, round figure to finish on, but I will go to Rio if they ask me.

“It’s a pleasant lifestyle I have, meeting the people that I meet and doing the things that I do which isn’t bad for the Old Boy from Holbeach.”