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Locals In London Share Their Olympic Experience

George Severson

Locals In London Share Their Olympic Experience

CREATED Jul. 29, 2012

PALM SPRINGS - Attending the 2012 Summer Olympics in London is more than just a summer trip for one Palm Springs couple, it is a dream experience.

David Carden and Dale Maguire, both realtors for Windermere Realty in Palm Springs, say they've been planning their trek to London for years. The experience is also part of their bucket lists. They attended the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. Now these summer games in London will complete their personal quests for golden Olympic memories.

The men say the trip to London has taken some careful planning. They say getting the tickets to Olympic competitions is similar to a lottery. You submit for the events you hope to see, then wait to find out which ones you get in your packet. Carden and Maguire are attending a variety of events, including swimming, diving, gymnastics, archery and fencing.

While in London, Carden and Maguire will be providing KMIR6 with video blogs for viewers back here in the Coachella Valley to experience the behind the scenes sights and sounds of the Olympic games. You can see those videos on KMIR6 News and watch for them also online at