Youngsters and the Olympics

The slogan for the London 2012 Olympics is: Inspire a Generation. Here are some of the kids I’ve seen partaking in the events.

It’s wonderful to see the kids having fun and the last photo shows that having fun can be exhausting.

About TBM

TB Markinson is an American who's recently returned to the US after a seven-year stint in the UK and Ireland. When she isn't writing, she's traveling the world, watching sports on the telly, visiting pubs in New England, or reading. Not necessarily in that order. Her novels have hit Amazon bestseller lists for lesbian fiction and lesbian romance. She cohosts the Lesbians Who Write Podcast ( with Clare Lydon. TB also runs I Heart Lesfic (, a place for authors and fans of lesfic to come together to celebrate lesbian fiction.
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35 Responses to Youngsters and the Olympics

  1. fgassette says:

    Love the theme and how your photos reflect it. Thanks again for showing scenes from the Olympics we don’t see on TV.


  2. cobbies69 says:

    Oh to be young in this modern day!! After all, what did we have. IOW festival plus many othe scattered. Woodstock all be it in America. Hippies and drugs and Rock ‘n’ Roll. we no argument.. 😉 love it thanks.

    • TBM says:

      I feel for kids in today’s world. They grow up so fast and have to deal with so much more than I did when I was a kid. I was allowed to be a kid and didn’t have to worry about guns and violence at school.

  3. Roly says:

    They must be having a ball

  4. Kate Kresse says:

    how fun for the kids and their folks! What lifetime memories they will have of this special time. what lifetime memories we are all getting from this special time!

  5. pattisj says:

    What an experience! Hopefully they are old enough to remember when the Olympics came to town.

    • TBM says:

      I hope they never forget this exciting time. The parents are taking tons of photos. It is hard to tell who is more excited: the kids or parents. It’s such a joy to witness.

  6. My girls are all into the swimming and gymnastics. We have our own swim competitions in the pool every day… and they sleep like babies every night!!! 🙂

  7. scrapydo says:

    Reblogged this on scrapydo and commented:
    I am going to use your post for SPORTS if you don’t mind

  8. Havong fun is indeed exhasuting – I speak from personal experience this week!

  9. Daniel Bean says:

    I have a four year-old, and he inspires me and exhausts me at the same time! So I can relate.

    • TBM says:

      I bet. I don’t have kids so when I’m around them I’m always amazed by their energy and curiosity.

      • Daniel Bean says:

        I think we can always learn something from their zest for life. I think photographing children is always fun.

      • TBM says:

        I love to take pictures of kids, but they move around so much sometimes it’s difficult 🙂

      • Daniel Bean says:

        That’s definitely true. I think taking pictures of youngsters can be the most challenging form of photography because they are so frenetic. But for that same reason, it’s also one of the best ways to get better as a photographer. I have learned much photographing my little guy.

  10. Fergiemoto says:

    Such a cool experience for kids – even for the one in the last photo who is tuckered out for now! Nice captures! There’s a kid in us adults, also (at least there’s one in me)!

  11. Mona says:

    Great shots! Are you really there? In London?

  12. zelmare says:

    great idea! Love the slogan, and kids getting active. They spend too much in front of computers and tv’s these days.

  13. niasunset says:

    Yes, this should be great fun for now but in the future, what amazing experience and memories will be for them. They are lucky children… Thank you dear TBM, love, nia

  14. petit4chocolatier says:

    It is all about the children!! Love it 🙂

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