29 Feb '12, 10am

Olympics: London marks 150 days to 2012 Olympic Games

Olympics: London marks 150 days to 2012 Olympic Games

LONDON: London has marked 150 days until the start of the much-awaited 2012 Olympic Games. An event staged by the Mayor of London's office featured a display of giant Olympic Rings being towed along the Thames River. The mayor also announced a string of cultural activities would take place in London in the lead-up to the games. As the countdown to the Olympics continues, Londoners were given a preview of summer action. Outside City Hall, the iconic Tower Bridge opened its gates to allow 11 metre-tall rings to be towed along the River Thames - the future home of this Olympic symbol. Throughout the games, the giant rings will be positioned at various points along the river Thames - but for now, they will be put back in storage at the Royal Docks. The message is one of inclusion - offering those unable to secure or pay for tickets to sporting events - an option of joining fre...

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