Letters from London 2012

Letters from London2012: Introduction

Olympic Bronze medalist Caroline Burckle blogs from the London 2012 Olympic games for LouisvilleCatholicSports.com. She will write about her brother Clark's quest for an Olympic medal and will be our eyes and ears as she takes in the sights and sounds of the London Games... Read More

Letters From London: The Week That Was

Burckle re-caps her week at the London Games Back in the states already? What a whirlwind of a trip. It went too fast. From walking 5-8 miles a day, to riding the subway, to being a spectator and a tourist, it seems as if there wasn't enough time to do it all! But somehow we... Read More

Letters From London: Inside The Village

Lasting impressions of the Olympic Village and the London Games Good morning! It’s my last entry while in London. This has been such an incredible experience on so many levels; it's hard to even put it into words. As if the trip couldn't have gotten any better, yesterd... Read More

Letters From London: Family Pride

A re-cap of the finals and all that makes an Olympian What a NIGHT last night! As I sit here with my coffee, I am reflecting on what it means to be an Olympian. I found this quote the other day and I find it to hold so incredibly true. Really puts into perspective WHAT the ga... Read More

Letters From London: FINALS!

Burckle family relishes Clark's huge swim in semis WOW! That's all I have to say. What a night! My cousins from Florida are here now and it has added to our family fun extravaganza. Luckily we haven't lost anyone on the subway yet. My cousins had some great tickets, and t... Read More

Letters From London: Primed For Prelims

Updates on Missy Franklin, Allison Schmitt and Michael Phelps First day down… Was a TON of fun, and as I expected we did everything London has to offer in one day. It takes us an hour from door to door (hotel to pool) via walking and the tube, so we eagerly left at ar... Read More

Letters From London: Touch Down London

Day 1 in London: sight-seeing, rain and internet connections Sorry for the hiatus my fellow Kentucky followers. The Internet here decides to not want to pick up an ole' 502 number from the States, I guess. On the other hand, the hotel we are in is absolutely to die for! W... Read More

Letters From London: Flying High

Burckle family sets off for London Games And we are off.... Well, not quite. In Louisville airport wishing I was there already and knowing this next day of travel could be quite the adventure! In a good way, of course. Picture this scenario: my parents and our family friend... Read More