London gears up for Olympics 2012

London gears up for Olympics 2012The 100 days countdown leading up to the Olympics 2012 has begun. What a better way to do that than have celebrations across the world?

Sebastian Coe helped by the organizing committee planted 40 oak trees that will be spread throughout the country as recognition of Britain’s role in the Olympic movement. These trees are symbolic as they are grown from acorns of the trees that were planted in 1890 by the founder, Baron Pierre de Coubertin, at the Much Wenlock Games.

Throughout the country, the marks of the games have been made. Olympic rings created with flowers, sandcastle featuring the rings have been built at the venue of sailing. At the beach volleyball venue, 250 guardsmen formed the figure 100.

It’s not just UK that is being painted with the colors of the five rings but other parts of the globe get their share of the celebrations too. There are many such things planned at places including Times Square, New York, Palestine, New Zealand and Socchi. This is the third time London will be hosting the grand event. The first two editions were in 1908 and 1948. The government ministers, Organizing Committee and the others involved have remained excited about the third games.

 

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