Olympics: London begins 100-day countdown

Published: April 19, 2012

LONDON: London Olympic organisers stressed the importance of creating a legacy from the Games yesterday as they started the 100-day countdown by unveiling the event’s motto ‘Inspire a generation’. The milestone was marked by celebrations around the world as well as the start of three test events to iron out any operational problems before the opening ceremony on July 27, and Olympic bosses insisted London was ready.”Expectations are high, and we won’t disappoint,” said former Olympic gold medallist and London Games chairman Sebastian Coe. Around 20,000 flowers at the Royal Botanic Gardens were planted in the shape and colours of the five Olympic rings which are visible from planes flying into Heathrow.

Published in The Express Tribune, April 19th, 2012.

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