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Old July 19th, 2012, 01:15 AM   #3381
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It is beautiful! God save your gracious Queen! Counting the seconds to be in London!
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Old July 19th, 2012, 01:20 AM   #3382
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Old July 19th, 2012, 01:24 AM   #3383
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This stunning video with Kevin McCLoud, shows how amazing the park is . .

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=005Ww...ature=youtu.be

can someone embed this in a post for me, thanx!
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Old July 19th, 2012, 01:43 AM   #3384
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Old July 19th, 2012, 02:26 AM   #3385
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Everybody keeps talking about and posting pictures of these arenas for lesser sports, but the biggest part of the Summer Olympics is gymnastics. So, the big question I have is, where the heck is the gymnastics supposed to take place? And shouldn't it feature more prominently in the Olympic park?
The O2. Formally the Millennium Dome. And for the Olympics called the North Greenwich Arena. You're welcome. :-P
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Old July 19th, 2012, 03:09 AM   #3386
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8 Days to go, I can't wait!

Beautiful Olympic Village.

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Old July 19th, 2012, 03:14 AM   #3387
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LONDON WELCOMES YOU TO THE 2012 OLYMPICS

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Aerial photo of the Olympic Park by The Department for Culture, Media and Sport, on Flickr

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Aerial photo of the Olympic Park by The Department for Culture, Media and Sport, on Flickr

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Aerial photo of the Olympic Park by The Department for Culture, Media and Sport, on Flickr

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Aerial photo of the Olympic and Paralympic Village by The Department for Culture, Media and Sport, on Flickr

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Aerial photo of Velodrome by The Department for Culture, Media and Sport, on Flickr

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Aerial photo of the Water Polo Arena by The Department for Culture, Media and Sport, on Flickr

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Aerial photo of the media centres by The Department for Culture, Media and Sport, on Flickr

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Aerial photo of the Copper Box by The Department for Culture, Media and Sport, on Flickr

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Aerial photo of Eton Manor by The Department for Culture, Media and Sport, on Flickr

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Aerial photo of Basketball Arena by The Department for Culture, Media and Sport, on Flickr

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HMS Ocean Begins Olympic Role With Impressive Rings Display by The Department for Culture, Media and Sport, on Flickr

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Old July 19th, 2012, 03:14 AM   #3388
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^ hey look, who's moving in after the olympic games?



Is this confirmed? Will they really make all those changes to the stadium once the games are over?
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Old July 19th, 2012, 05:30 AM   #3389
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That velodrome is SEXYYY
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Old July 19th, 2012, 06:00 AM   #3390
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Is this confirmed? Will they really make all those changes to the stadium once the games are over?
No. Read my post a few posts up. This was a failed proposal from Tottenham Hotspur.
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Old July 19th, 2012, 06:18 AM   #3391
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No. Read my post a few posts up. This was a failed proposal from Tottenham Hotspur.
Ok, thanks for the info
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Old July 19th, 2012, 12:45 PM   #3392
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Old July 19th, 2012, 12:53 PM   #3393
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Olympics To Give UK Economy £16.5bn Boost

The Olympics will deliver a £16.5bn ($26bn) boost to the UK economy by 2017 and help create the equivalent of 62,200 jobs, a new report has claimed.

The estimated benefits are from 2005, when the Games were awarded, to the five years after the Games finish, and will come mainly as a result of building Olympic sites and the boost to tourism, according to the study by Lloyds Banking Group.

Lloyds, whose Lloyds TSB is a London 2012 sponsor, said nearly a third of the gains - worth £5bn - will come over the five years following the event.

This will be when Olympic sites are converted to other uses and tourism continues to see a boost.

And there will also be a "happiness effect" as the Games boost the public mood and spark a rise in consumer spending.

Lloyds chief economist Patrick Foley said: "London 2012 is the most important sporting event the UK has ever staged.

"We've witnessed a construction project on an unprecedented scale, the economic ripples of which are being felt not only in the host city, but across the UK.

"As this study demonstrates, London 2012 will help support employment, tourism, consumer spending and living standards, not only this year, but for many years to come."

The Games are expected to attract 10 million visitors, including 1.2 million from overseas, but the country's tourism will continue to gain a knock-on effect over the next five years.

Games-related tourism will generate £2bn of gross domestic product (GDP) across England, Scotland and Wales.

But the lion's share of the GDP gains will come from construction, which will have contributed £13.5bn by 2017.

Some 57% of the overall boost stems from construction projects ahead of the Games, including building the Olympic Park and other sites across the UK.

And 24% of the total boost to GDP will come from further construction activity.

Building the Olympic Park has contributed £2.3bn to the economy and building the other main venues added £1.3bn.

London will get £6bn of the overall benefits but the rest of the UK will get £10.5bn.

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Old July 19th, 2012, 12:56 PM   #3394
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Old July 19th, 2012, 04:26 PM   #3395
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Everybody keeps talking about and posting pictures of these arenas for lesser sports, but the biggest part of the Summer Olympics is gymnastics. So, the big question I have is, where the heck is the gymnastics supposed to take place? And shouldn't it feature more prominently in the Olympic park?
I know that the gymnastics is massive in the US, less so here and elsewhere. Anyhow, as somebody else has said, they will be staged in the O2 arena:



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Old July 19th, 2012, 10:28 PM   #3396
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good.

the air photos are good but not as I expected, but there were all the organization structures for the olympic, I think after them it will be great!

Can't wait to see pic from the ground floor with real visitors in it!
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Old July 20th, 2012, 09:53 AM   #3397
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Olympic Torch arrives at the Host city , London today.

A Royal Marine Commando will abseil with the Olympic flame into the Tower of London today.

The torch will then be carried around the Tower by an athlete and a Tower of London-nominated torchbearer.

It will be welcomed by Mayor Boris Johnson and Lutfur Rahman, the mayor of Olympics host borough Tower Hamlets.

The torch will spend the night under guard at the 11th century Tower.

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Old July 20th, 2012, 11:53 AM   #3398
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olympic park look mess..
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Old July 20th, 2012, 12:15 PM   #3399
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olympic park look mess..
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Old July 20th, 2012, 12:20 PM   #3400
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olympic park look mess..
Looks nothing like a mess.
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