A report from Patricia Cassidy
Many years ago I dreamt and prepared myself to be part of London 2012. I was fortunate enough to be selected as one of the 21 technical officials in sitting Volleyball. Four years later, there I was as a volunteer in Rio 2016, wondering what experiences I would gain and what friends I would make. Despite Brazil’s current financial and political problems, not to mention the daily news that everyone would catch the zika virus, these problems were totally put aside - Rio showed a great party to the world. After the opening ceremony, the most creative that I have ever seen, people really embraced the Olympics and celebrated the games, either in the venues where the games were being held, bars or at home with friends and family.