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Old February 4th, 2012, 06:56 PM   #2801
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hell with football & London. This 2012 games are going to be the "most ordinary" of all the summer olympics after what Sydney, Athens & particularly Beijing steller show.

cant wait for 2016 Rio De Janero when summer olympics will return to its former glory since 2008 beijing.
Silly little Indian boy perks up again with his baseless opinions on the UK again. I bit my tongue in the Orbit thread with your stupid posts but it's getting boring now coming into this thread reading the same rubbish. I get that you don't like anything in this country, London has nothing on NYC bla bla bla, anything it builds, its sporting culture or its people. If that's the case, don't comment.

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Old February 4th, 2012, 06:57 PM   #2802
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BBC News: Will London 2012 be the greenest Olympics ever?

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Nice attention to detail. I hope the Park does become a great place for wildlife after the Games are over. Certainly there's enough waterways and grassland for that to happen.
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Old February 4th, 2012, 10:20 PM   #2803
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hell with football & London. This 2012 games are going to be the "most ordinary" of all the summer olympics after what Sydney, Athens & particularly Beijing steller show.

cant wait for 2016 Rio De Janero when summer olympics will return to its former glory since 2008 beijing.
The London Games for me are going to be the best Olympics ever...

You're not invited HinduStani...........
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Old February 5th, 2012, 08:48 AM   #2804
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will be good games, maybe better than atenes and peking.
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Old February 5th, 2012, 12:18 PM   #2805
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Old February 5th, 2012, 08:57 PM   #2806
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Old February 8th, 2012, 01:35 PM   #2807
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BMW have unveiled the design of their floating showroom in the London Olympics Park.

The elevated site will sit between the Aquatics Centre and the Olympic Park showcasing the automobile giant’s work.

It will use water from the river to create an eye-catching ‘water curtain’ feature, which cools the structure in an innovative and sustainable way.

Christopher Lee, Serie co-founder and principal architect, added: “The design takes the idea of the pavilion in the park – the Victorian bandstand – but instead of one pavilion we envision nine pavilions clustered together to form a family.”

Tim Abbott, managing director of BMW Group UK, added: “As a major investor, manufacturer and employer in the UK, BMW Group is deeply proud to be an official partner for Britain’s first Olympic & Paralympic Games since 1948.

“This commitment to the UK is also reflected in our choice of a home-grown architecture practice to design our pavilion and we’re delighted that Serie’s final design reflects our commitment to sustainable thinking in such an innovative and eye-catching manner.

“We believe it provides a truly worthy addition to the Olympic Park”.

Around 8,000 people a day are expected to visit during this summer’s Games.

As the official car supplier to London 2012, BMW will also provide a fleet of around 4,000 vehicles to help transport athletes and officials during the Games.

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Old February 8th, 2012, 10:26 PM   #2808
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Cool looking!

V commercial for the 'non-commercial' ethos of the Olympics though. Nonetheless, a nice design.
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Old February 8th, 2012, 10:32 PM   #2809
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Old February 9th, 2012, 08:48 PM   #2810
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London 2012: Weymouth Jurassic stone sculpture unveiled

A collection of 16 Jurassic stones mounted on steel plinths have been unveiled in Dorset to mark the 2012 Olympic games.

The sculpture is near the Jurassic roundabout in Littlemoor, Weymouth, and is close to the venue for the Olympic and Paralympic sailing events.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-dorset-16970605
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Old February 9th, 2012, 08:55 PM   #2811
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Old February 9th, 2012, 09:10 PM   #2812
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UK launched add campaign for Britain and Olympics

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A multi-million pound international campaign has been launched to entice visitors to the UK and for Olympics.

Campaign cities :
Beijing -Berlin -Los Angeles -Melbourne
Mumbai -New Delhi -New York
Paris-Rio de Janeiro -Sao Paulo
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Old February 10th, 2012, 11:25 AM   #2813
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Olympics-UK going great guns on tourism push

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Reuters) - Britain launched on Thursday its biggest ever campaign to attract visitors to its shores, exploiting a unique year in which London will host the Olympics and Queen Elizabeth celebrates 60 years on the throne.

"(GREAT Britain) is the largest ad (campaign) in our history," said Jeremy Hunt, Secretary of State for culture, Olympics, media and sport of the 125 million pound trade and tourism initiative.

"We're taking the fight for the tourist pound right to our competitors' doorsteps... there will be no escape from the message that Britain is great."

The international trade and tourism drive is split into a 25 million "image campaign" and a 100 million pounds "tactical campaign" invested over a four-year period across 20 source markets, to be co-funded by companies including British Airways, easyJet, P&O Ferries and Radisson Hotels .

Britain, already the sixth most visited country in the world, plans to splash images promoting its heritage around airports, metro stations and road junctions in 14 cities around the globe, with the aim of attracting over 4.6 million extra visitors over the next four years, and securing an additional 2.3 billion pounds in visitor spend.

The cities include Los Angeles, Tokyo, Beijing, New Delhi and Sydney.

"If you are looking for one traditional British quality that you won't see this year, that is modesty," Hunt said.

The campaign is a cross-department effort between tourism agency VisitBritain, the British Council (educational marketing) and UK Trade and Investment (business investment marketing).

USING THE GAMES

Critics have questioned whether the UK requires such a costly awareness-raising campaign in a year when the UK will already be receiving unsurpassed attention from the eyes of the world. But the government message is clear: There is nothing automatic about a tourism boost, Games or no Games.

"It is an incredible privilege to host the Olympics, and we want to do everything we can to make sure that the legacy from hosting the Games is jobs... for British businesses as a lasting legacy," Hunt told journalists today.

Sandie Dawe, chief executive of VisitBritain added that 2012 is a critical year for the long-term success of British tourism.

The cross-department group aim to convert interest in the UK into the decision to actually commit to visiting.

Shanghai and Beijing commuters will have already noticed the posters that line the cities' metro stations. Two hundred Mumbai taxis will be dressed in the campaign's creative, as will New York subway trains.

In a move which Hunt admits is "cheeky", a billboard outside the Louvre in Paris bellows out the message that "Culture is GREAT Britain", and that museums are actually free in London. GREAT will also link up with international events such as next week's New York Fashion Week.

Overall, the campaign is expected to reach 90 million people.

The UK travel industry figures worry that fewer traditional, foreign tours will come to London this summer.

The European Tour Operators Association ETOA.L announced after a November 2011 survey a dramatic reduction in bookings during the summer 2012 period.

The group said visitors will be put off by the London crowds and the possibility of higher hotel prices. European travel is also likely to be significantly affected by the ongoing Eurozone crisis.

Hunt has in recent months regularly dismissed fears that tourists will stay away from Britain during the Olympics, listing the many other cultural reasons for people to visit.

Today, the minister painted a picture of 2012 as a series of massive promotional "punches", from the cross-country Olympic torch relay on May 18, through the Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee celebrations in June, the Olympics' opening ceremony on July 27 and the London Festival 2012, a 12-week programme of concerts, exhibitions, films and live events which marks the culmination of the four-year Cultural Olympiad.

Hunt said an extra 600,000 international visitors were expected because of the Games.

The government is seeking to bolster UK domestic tourism in 2012 with a four million pound advertising campaign, beginning March 8, which extols the virtues of staying home and watching the Olympic.

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Old February 10th, 2012, 11:48 AM   #2814
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Old February 10th, 2012, 12:20 PM   #2815
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Old February 10th, 2012, 12:44 PM   #2816
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I really don't like the way they've used the flag like that.
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Old February 10th, 2012, 03:21 PM   #2817
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Old February 10th, 2012, 09:01 PM   #2819
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I am a proud londoner, and I'm so happy that the world will see my city this summer, but I have to be honest I don't like the park at all.
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Old February 10th, 2012, 09:23 PM   #2820
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I am a proud londoner, and I'm so happy that the world will see my city this summer, but I have to be honest I don't like the park at all.
Looks ok to me.

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