LET THE GAMES BEGIN
Let the Games (watching) begin in earnest this week
July 25, 2012
Scott Dixon has some racing business to attend to within the fortnight before setting aside his Target Chip Ganassi Racing cap for one with the New Zealand flag emblazoned on the front.
A break in the IZOD IndyCar Series schedule following the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio aligns with the final week of the London Olympics, so the two-time series champion and his wife, Emma -- a former 800-meter runner who represented Wales and Great Britain in international competition – will soak up the sights of the Summer Games.
“London at the best of times is a pretty crazy town, and now with the Olympics going on it will be pretty cool),” said Dixon, who will attend his first Olympic Games. “I know we’ll be at the Thursday track and field events and the finals Saturday (Aug. 12, which includes the women’s 800-meter final). Track and field is definitely the marquee event outside of the opening and closing ceremonies.”
He hopes to see the New Zealand flag raised above the medal podium.
“New Zealand is big in rowing and they’ll be strong this year in the triathlon with Bevan Docherty (plus Kris Gemmell and Ryan Sissons),” Dixon said. “We have quite a few competitors that are strong and I’ll try to get to a few of those events.”