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London 2012 celebrates 1 Year To Go

With one year to go until the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games, preparations are on track and London’s vision to host Games that inspires the world is set to become reality. The Olympic Stadium lights up to mark the one year to go milestone!

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, and preparations are on track to ensure London 2012 is one of the most spectacular Games ever.

The President of the International OIympic Committee Jacques Rogge will today formally invite the athletes of the world to the Games next summer. He will also unveil the Olympic medals at an event in London’s Trafalgar Square.