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.

This show:

  • 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)


Vegan-Sponsored Olympians

In the first Olympic show, Diana suggested athletes you might want to cheer on the basis of their vegan sponsors rather than their flag:

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.

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London. Formerly known as New Media. Vegan since 1992.

4 responses to “London Olympics: Closing Update with Vx, Animals in the Opening Ceremony, and Vegan Food”

  1. Rudy says :


    • Ian says :

      Not sure.

      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.

  2. helen-louise says :

    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 😀

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