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London ready for Olympic opening extravaganza

07-27-2012 15:58 BJT Special Report:2012 London Olympic Games |

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The curtain rises on the biggest show in international sports in 10 hours. London is pulling out all the stops to present a grand opening to the Summer Games.

Nothing’s too grand to have been left untouched by the Olympic rings in London, While across the country a cultural Olympiad has brought world music to millions for free.

The carnival atmosphere has underlined the UK capital’s multi-cultural credentials.

As the red carpet welcome for the world’s athletic elite promises home support for all in one of the world’s most ethnically diverse cities.

In London’s West End, retailers are closely tracking hoped for extra spending from an additional one million visitors to the capital every day during the Games.

Possibly good news in a time of recession for the UK economy.

In the athlete’s village, flags of all nations are adding to the colour.

While on the street, you’re never far from a little reminder of the only show in town.

Across the capital, strange little statues have appeared – the Olympic mascot clearly a cue for some pre-Olympic playtime.

Taken aloft on the London Eye, the Olympic torch has been a high spot for a nation nervously preparing to welcome the world.

It’s a must see and with hotel rooms at a premium for London’s Olympic Party, huge ships have been squeezing into the riverside docks in London’s East End – flotels the only way to stay near Games.

With last minute doubts over everything from security to traffic, London has successfully come through it all. Ready now for a 40 million dollar spectacle, triggering the start of 26 world championships – the Olympics.

 

Editor:Yang Jie |Source: CCTV.com

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