Hometown Olympics

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A week after graduating from DePauw, Meg Gloyne '12 returned to her home city of London and began working with the company responsible for all of the Olympic branding throughout Great Britain. 

"We did everything from flags, anything with rings on it, and signs with directions," Gloyne said.

As the games drew closer, there was a massive rush to finish, and Gloyne was working 17-hour days. This position provided her with an anytime all-access pass to all the venues, which meant that she was able to watch many of the games, including several medals won by the English.

"The coolest part was probably seeing Jessica Ennis and Usain Bolt in the stadium for the athletics," she said.

Medals aside, Gloyne was happy with the experience. 

"I was so lucky to be as involved as I was, especially as the games were in my home city, and I loved every second of it," she said. "Unfortunately we're back to long hour days again as we get ready for the Paralympics!"

--- compiled by Leah Freestone