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Emile gets to shine at Olympic ceremonies
Article date: 04 Oct 2012

Bar associate Emile Ruddock experienced a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity this summer, as a performer at the London 2012 Olympics.

Emile, who works part time at the Rupert Brooke, in Rugby, was one of 10,000 performers taking part in the opening and closing ceremonies at the games.

Emile, 18, a tap dancer and musician, applied online to take part in the ceremonies and was successful in two auditions.

His role involved playing drums in one of the various sections of the ceremonies.

Emile said: “I was just beginning my gap year when I applied last year to take part, so knew that I would be available for all of the rehearsals in the run-up to the games.

“The travelling from Rugby to London has been fairly expensive, but worth every penny to be part of a fantastic and memorable occasion.

“I have met some great people and made new friends. The whole experience has been amazing.”

Emile performed in the opening ceremony on 27 July and the closing ceremony on 12 August.

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