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On your marks: London Olympic Games now less than 200 days away

Date Posted: 10/01/12

On your marks: London Olympic Games now less than 200 days away

The London 2012 Olympic Games are now less than 200 days away from starting and the public are being urged to start making plans for the event.

LOCOG (London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games) hosted its first Cabinet meeting of 2012 to mark the occasion, while the Olympic Park is also being handed over for final preparation.

Seb Coe, chair of the London 2012 Organising Committee, told sports fans booking city breaks: "In just 200 days time, 200 countries will be sending 15,000 athletes and 20,000 accredited media to London to create history."

He went on to say that there is "huge excitement" ahead of the Games and now is the time for the "whole country to start planning their summer".

Birmingham is also playing its part in welcoming the Olympic Games by featuring five giant rings on the airport's new traffic control tower.

These will be seen by athletes and fans flying into the city, as well as by visitors travelling on the main road into Birmingham.

Posted by Danielle Masterson

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