London’s Mayor Boris Johnson and Olympics boss Sebastian Coe are attending the ceremony marking exactly one year before the Olympic Games come to London. The event in London’s Trafalgar Square, home to the countdown clock, will be screened live on TV, and will be attended by International Olympic Committee president Jacques Rogge as well as the Mayor.
The ceremony will comprise various activities to mark the countdown, including the unveiling of the Olympic medal design, and British diver Tom Daley who will make his first dive at the new Olympic Aquatics Centre in Stratford, East London.
Lord Sebastian Coe - the man who brought the Olympics to the UK with the 2012 London bid, and former Olympic medalist, said: "The one-year-to-go mark is London's invitation to the world to come to the Games. We share the nation's excitement and we won't let you down.”
"This ceremony marks the most important milestone to date on the journey to the London Games," said Boris Johnson.
"Our venues are nearly all complete and our preparations to ensure all our visitors can experience the Games wherever they are in the capital are well advanced. With a year to go we can safely say we are ready to welcome the world."
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