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When The Olympics Left Teddington

Definitely to be filed under local interest only, but a few week's back the 2012 Olympic Games came to London. Part of the Games came to the part of London where I live. Actually part of the games came to the end of the road in the part of London where I live.

And then the Games finished, but they left something behind. A Teddington Olympic legacy if you will.

Look out for our painters in Teddington tomorrow. @mo_farah will have a 2nd #GoldPostBox appearing there in the morning!

— Royal Mail News (@royalmailnews) August 11, 2012

It turned out that Mo Farah, only the seventh man in history to win the 5,000 and 10,000 meter races in the same Olympic Games, used to work at Sweatshop, a local business in Teddington founded by British athlete and founder of the London Marathon, Chris Brasher. In honour of Mo's success, his management company sponsored the Royal Mail to paint a postbox gold. This is not the first of Mo's Golden Postboxes, the first is over in Isleworth, but it's certainly proved popular with the local population and makes a lasting, though for how long no-one knows, legacy of when the Olympics came to and left Teddington.

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Gary Gale

I'm Gary ... a Husband, Father, CTO at Kamma, geotechnologist, map geek, coffee addict, Sci-fi fan, UNIX and Mac user