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Local Olympian Blog: Arrival, Practice in London

Want to know what it's like in London for a local Olympian?

Cindy Bevilacqua lives in Chester County and works in Delaware County, but this summer, she’s in London representing the United States as the archery team leader.

Bevilacqua lives in Westtown and is the co-owner of.

She is sending her experiences back to the Delaware Valley through a blog on Media Patch.

We arrived here on July 17 and were escorted though the airport and on to the bus to head to the village. We were lost for three hours trying to get to the village. But we finally made it and received our credentials and we were off to get our housing for the next month.

We also went to team processing where we were fitted for Opening and Closing ceremonies and received other awesome clothes from Nike and Ralph Lauren.

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Bevilacqua also already posted her second blog, this one from Wednesday.

I’m so glad that the USA Archery team was able to practice indoor at a local facility provided by the United States Olympic Committee (USOC). Today (Wednesday) it was a lot cooler here and in the afternoon it was suppose to rain.

And indeed it did.

We had a great morning session and then this afternoon did more fine tuning on the bows. We finished practice and headed back to the village. We had a USOC de-briefing meeting, which enabled us to get to know the lay of the land.

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John Wesley Harding July 20, 2012 at 04:29 AM
Team USA received "all these awesome clothes" - none of which was made in our country.
Lucy Bennett July 20, 2012 at 04:48 AM
Ed, you can follow swimmer Brendan Hansen from Havertown on Twitter. @BrendanHansen22 You can also read about Lisa Raymond, who grew up in Wayne and now lives in the the Media area. She competes in doubles tennis. http://media.patch.com/articles/local-tennis-olympian-heads-to-london-summer-games
Anthony Leone July 20, 2012 at 05:22 AM
Hi Ed, There is former Havertown resident and swimmer Brendan Hansen who will be in the Summer Olympics. http://haverford.patch.com/articles/brendan-hansen-is-going-back-to-the-olympics Take care, Anthony
Kate Hill July 20, 2012 at 11:03 AM
Congratulations to all of our Olympic athletes! We are all behind you!
Kathy A. July 23, 2012 at 11:31 AM
No blog but his twitter is twitter.com/glennochal there was also a nice article in the inquirer yesterday about him, his brothers, and his workouts

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