London Olympics: Closing Update with Vx, Animals in the Opening Ceremony, and Vegan Food
London Olympics: Closing Update
As the athletes celebrate their victories and defeats, and the Spice Girls rock the closing ceremony, we look back over the Olympics and update you on the vegan stories behind the games.
- We catch up with the vegan stories behind the Olympics, like Sandra Hood, Pogocafe, and Frys
- Ian updates you on the use of animals in the Opening Ceremony
- Rudy tells us who’s been coming to Vx, the little vegan shop that was braced for a difficult Olympics
- We sum up the experience of vegans looking for food at the Olympic Venues
(15 min) Play or download (14MB MP3) (other formats) (via iTunes)
In the first Olympic show, Diana suggested athletes you might want to cheer on the basis of their vegan sponsors rather than their flag:
- US Rowing, sponsored by “Perfect Snaque”, won 1 Gold and 2 Bronze medals
- The Women of US Water Polo, sponsored by vegan hair care products Malibu C, won Gold
- Unfortunately, Simon Whitfield broke his collarbone in a Triathalon cycling crash.
Vegan Cross and other businesses
Rudy owns and runs Vx (pronounced “V Cross”).
My local vegan anarchist cafe is Pogocafe; and we mentioned Ms Cupcake.
Animals at the Opening Ceremony
I shall blog about this soon. First Choice Animals went public in an article “Meet the Real Stars of the Olympic Opening Ceremony” in the UK Independent.
Vegan Food at the Olympic Venues
Update 19/8/12: I have blogged about the experiences of vegan spectators, as they reported on social media and to us.
The short version is to take your own food, but check the rules first.
Our thanks go to Robb Masters for the music, to Rudi for his time, and to everyone else I chased for answers and information.
WHY OH WHY DO PEOPLE ALWAYS MISPELL MY NAME? IT’S WITH A “Y” NOT AN “I”?
Fixed – thanks for letting me know. If it’s any consolation, Diana got mis-named in a blog post about the science of cheese recently.
Did you ever hear anything more about food at the Olympic Park? I’m going to three events in the Paralympics and I’d like to know that I’m not going to starve 😀
Thanks for asking. I’ve blogged about vegan food for Olympic spectators in more detail.