FINAL COUNTDOWN FOR LONDON 2012

With less one year to go until the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games, preparations are on track with London’s vision to host a Games is set to become reality.

The Games next year will mark the end of a decade-long project, after London won the bid in 2005 based on a vision to stage Games that would have athletes at its heart, inspire young people and be a catalyst for lasting change.

London 2012 Organising Committee (LOCOG) chair Seb Coe said: “With a year to go we are inviting the athletes, spectators and visitors from around the world to come to the UK next summer – it’s London Calling. Waiting for them will be a spectacular festival of sport and culture in the world’s greatest city, which will be more magical and vibrant than ever.

“There is much to do in the next 12 months, but we can take huge comfort in the progress that has been made so far. We are absolutely on track and determined to stage Olympic and Paralympic Games which will deliver on the promises we made in Singapore, inspire the athletes and make the nation proud.”

A total of 15,000 athletes from over 200 countries will compete in the Olympic and Parlaympic Games next summer. Check out all vital facts about the Olympic Stadium.

Posted on 29/07/2011