Thoughts from category: olympics

rich is lonely

Our co-founder Rich is lonely.

"As I get older*, and less cool, people aren't so keen on hanging out with me," he said. "I want to go to the Olympics to watch young folk run around and stuff but no-one will go with me."

Don't worry, Rich, we've got a little competition running at the moment which gives people the chance to win a pair of tickets to the Games. It's called Tweet for a Seat and you can enter here. 


Surely someone out there would like to take Rich to the Games?


* in a time sense Rich is indeed getting older. In a looking older sense Rich hasn't aged since his 21st birthday. He's actually 67. Must be something to do with all that fruit.

win Olympic Games tickets with our new twitter competition...

tweet for a seat
As we're the official smoothie and juice of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, we will be giving away tickets to a different Olympic event every day with a brand new twitter competition, tweet for a seat.

It's simple. Just send us a tweet telling us who you'd like to take (and why) using the hashtag #tweetforaseat and you could be off to the Olympic Games, for example: “@innocentdrinks I'd like to take my @UncleTerry to see the cycling. He can bring his spare tyre #tweetforaseat”

The competition will run for two weeks from 2nd July, and we will be picking a winner every day, based on originality, creativity and making us laugh a bit. Find out more at
tweet for a seat

caroline and the torch

Last week we gathered round the big telly and watched with pride as our Caroline carried the Olympic Torch at Aysgarth Falls in Yorkshire. Caroline's a Scout leader with the 31st Islington Scouts, which she and her fellow leaders set up from scratch nearly three years ago.

caroline and the olympic torch
A mix-up on the application form meant that Caroline was down as a “mystery” torch bearer, leading the locals to think she might be Kevin Costner returning to the place he filmed Robin Hood Prince of Thieves. If they were disappointed they didn’t show it though, as they turned out in their masses and even managed to lure out the sunshine to cheer her and her fellow torch bearers on. Caroline received the torch from 89 year old Maurice Collett, who's been hugely inspirational to hundreds of young athletes in Kendal, and passed it on to Lucy Gale, winner of a Pride of Britain award for saving the lives of some people involved in a car accident on a level crossing.

caroline with the swaledale mountain rescue team

Caroline and the entire Swaledale Mountain Rescue team (they insisted)

To Caroline and the other 7999 torchbearers out there – thankyou for making us so proud, you're doing a brilliant job.

important research

Studies have shown that looking at pictures of things we like can double our happiness levels. We very much like looking at pictures of otters, so it's great to know that it's good for us too. Bingo.

otters from our juice label

"God save our graaacious queen..."

You can see more animals from our juice labels on our Olympics page. And if your boss catches you skiving, just tell her it's good for your soul. 

an olympic makeover

Some men dropped by earlier to hang a giant poster off the side of the building.

Here's one of them hard at work.

workmen hanging the giant olympics poster

And here's the poster, swishing seductively in the afternoon breeze.

our new olympic poster