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Old July 8th, 2012, 04:12 PM   #3321
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Its nearly time London....

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Old July 9th, 2012, 05:57 PM   #3322
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London in 2012 - Beautiful London is ready to invite the world

A little video I made in celebration of the Olympics.. I hope you guys like it...!


http://youtu.be/KU6yjLRGQPw?hd=1

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Old July 10th, 2012, 11:47 AM   #3323
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17 days to go......
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Old July 10th, 2012, 12:42 PM   #3324
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Everything is perfect in London, but i must say sadly, that The Orbit Sculpture is the ugliest thing i've seen
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Old July 10th, 2012, 01:21 PM   #3325
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Old July 10th, 2012, 03:54 PM   #3326
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Old July 10th, 2012, 08:58 PM   #3327
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Old July 12th, 2012, 10:32 AM   #3328
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London 2012: High alert as thousands to fly to Games - UK moves to high Security level

LONDON — Britain is girding itself for the biggest peacetime security operation in its history featuring anti-aircraft missiles on rooftops and a warship in the River Thames for the London Olympics.
A security force of more than 40,000 military and civilian personnel, backed by a huge intelligence operation, will turn the British capital into a fortress to protect venues, athletes and millions of visitors.
The £553-million ($877-million, 662-million-euro) operation will watch for a range of scenarios, from "lone wolf" terror strike to cyber-attacks, protests, riots, transport breakdowns and even extreme weather.
Security has already been tight around the Olympic torch as it has made its way around the United Kingdom in the past month. The only incident of note has been a protest as it went through Northern Ireland.
Defence Secretary Philip Hammond announced that Rapier surface-to-air missiles would be deployed across the capital to guard against 9/11-style attacks, despite opposition from residents.
The missiles -- Rapier and smaller high-velocity systems -- will be deployed at six sites including on the rooftops of blocks of flats in east London near the Olympic Park.
Hammond said recently a major nine-day military exercise codenamed Exercise Olympic Guardian that took place in May had "achieved its objectives".
The exercise simulated a terror attack and included the huge helicopter carrier HMS Ocean taking up station near Greenwich, while Royal Air Force fighter planes were deployed near London at RAF Northolt for the first time since World War II.
During the Games themselves, the centrepiece of the 40,000-strong security force will be a contingent of 13,500 military personnel from the Army, Royal Navy and Royal Air Force.
The deployment is substantially larger than the entire British mission in Afghanistan, currently at around 9,500 personnel.
There will also be around 12,500 police officers deployed daily -- making it the country's largest ever pre-planned policing operation -- and more than 16,000 private security guards and unpaid volunteers.
The MI5 intelligence service has reportedly suspended all leave to ensure it has its full complement of some 3,800 staff for the Olympics, double the number it had after 9/11.
Officials say up to 500,000 athletes, coaches, security staff and media and tourism visa applicants from more than 200 competing nations are being screened by the intelligence services ahead of the Olympics.
Meanwhile the military will take charge of London's airspace for the first time since World War II. Civilian controllers will take operational responsibility but will be under overall supervision of the defence ministry.
It is expected to create a zone of secure airspace which is restricted by the military, and will work out of a military-civilian control centre in Hampshire, southeast England, The Times reported.
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Armed and ready: For the first time since WWII, London's green space is transformed by sophisticated anti-aircraft missiles for Olympic ring of steel



















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Old July 13th, 2012, 11:05 AM   #3332
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Building the beach volleyball arena for London 2012

June 18 saw the start of the London 2012 beach volleyball arena build.



As host to 14,700 athletes and millions of spectators, the London 2012 Games requires 34 Olympic venues and 19 Paralympic venues, eight of which are temporary. The start of the construction phase of the venues and infrastructure was heralded with mild understatement as the “Big Build”. This was completed by July 27, 2011 – one year ahead of the Opening Ceremony – leaving a year to add the “overlay” such as timing systems and dressing, as well as build the temporary venues.

It was not until June 18 that the construction of the 15,000-seat beach volleyball arena at Horse Guards Parade started. Owing to the Queen’s Jubilee celebrations, and the Trooping the Colour ceremony, the schedule of the build allows only 36 days to undertake a project that would ordinarily take 14 months.

During those days a centre court will be constructed with two warm-up courts, six training courts, spectator seating for 15,000, broadcast facilities, catering and toilets. A further 3,000 seats will be added on the Mall which will see the start and finish of the road walk, marathon and road cycling, along with the Paralympic marathon. As a challenge, it will involve more than 100 contractors, up to 500 people and 100 heavy goods vehicles on site at the peak of activity.

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Old July 13th, 2012, 05:29 PM   #3334
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Is this a "rendering" of the Opening Cerimony?
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Old July 13th, 2012, 05:35 PM   #3335
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^ the opening ceremony would be weirder and lamer than that. Unfortunately, britain will go back to the stone age.



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Old July 13th, 2012, 09:20 PM   #3336
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Thinks we had those images before
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Old July 14th, 2012, 09:50 AM   #3337
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Old July 14th, 2012, 12:23 PM   #3339
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Olympic la-la land! Neon signs that tell you to be happy, street names like Cheering Lane and the largest (and most joyless) canteen on the planet

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