- 1 Mar 08, 03:56 PM
I'm BBC London's Olympics Correspondent, which means I report on every aspect of the preparations for 2012 - from the construction of the Olympic Stadium to the building of a decent GB athletics team capable of winning some medals inside it.
I've been lucky enough to report on 10 Olympic Games - five summer and five winter Games - since I was sent to my first Olympics in Seoul 1988 as a junior reporter for the international news agency Reuters.
I've been talking to the influential people who run the Olympics ever since, reporting on their meetings for Reuters, then London's Evening Standard and now for the BBC.
But I don't just deal with officials. I've covered the last eight world athletics championships, the last five World Cups, and I've reported on a major championship in most of the sports on the summer and winter Olympic programmes. I'm still waiting to get a chance to do fencing and taekwondo.
But the most dramatic moment of my career to date didn't take place on a sports field. It happened in a conference room in the middle of a Singapore shopping centre.
When IOC President Jacques Rogge announced London had won the right to stage the 2012 Games, the lives of all those involved in Olympic sport in Britain changed for ever. I co-authored a book about what has to be the most dramatic comeback in Olympic bidding history.
But is London up to staging the toughest logistical operation in peacetime? Are we going to be ready? Can we use the Games to inspire kids in Britain and around the world to take up sport?
These are the questions I'm going to be asking every day until the Games open in July 2012. I'm going to be telling you what people are saying about London's preparations - both in the Olympic corridors of power and on the streets of the capital. I'm going to be reporting from Beijing this summer on the lessons we can learn from what is already turning out to be a controversial Games.
And I want to hear your views on our preparations for 2012. Are we living up to all those promises during the bid? What is London 2012 doing right? And where must they do better?
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