Dispatches From London: Stories From Connecticut Fans Taking In The Games

For many, getting to an Olympic Games is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. In order to add to our coverage and capture the emotions, sights and sounds of London 2012, we cast our nets out to find some fans with Connecticut ties who will be there. Fans who would be willing to take us along on their journey. All we had to do was ask! We found plenty who enthusiastically volunteered. In addition to our fans attending for the thrill of being there, we¿ve even got some family members of Olympians - Carl and Marian Hendershot, the parents of Simsbury rower Sara; and Mike Cabral, brother of Glastonury runner Donn - to contribute. Follow our Olympic Fans Diary throughout the Summer Games, beginning July 26 as some of our correspondents start arriving in London, right through to the closing ceremonies on Aug. 12! And note that our dispatches reflect the time in London when they were sent.