Thursday, March 17, 2011

500 days to go... London 2012 Olympic Games

Fireworks light up the BT telecom tower in central London to celebrate 500 days to go till the start of the London 2012 Olympic Games

The official London 2012 Olympic countdown clock is attended to by technicians hours after it was started in Trafalgar Square in London, Tuesday March 15, 2011. The clock was unveiled late Monday to mark 500 days to go to until the opening of the games.

Workers watch a colleague at the Olympic Stadium, as work continues to get it ready for the start of the 2012 Olympic Games in London, Tuesday, March, 15, 2011, the first day that 6.6 million tickets for the games went on sale. March 15 marks 500 days to go to until the opening of the games.( AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

Seb Coe, Chairman of the London Organizing Committee, left, with former Olympic champion Carl Lewis visits the Olympic Stadium, as work continues to get it ready for the start of the 2012 Olympic Games in London, Tuesday, March, 15, 2011, the first day that 6.6 million tickets for the games went on sale. March 15 marks 500 days to go to until the opening of the games.( AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

Seb Coe Chairman of the London Organizing Committee, poses for the media at the Olympic Stadium, as work continues to get it ready for the start of the 2012 Olympic Games in London, Tuesday, March, 15, 2011, the first day that 6.6 million tickets for the games went on sale. March 15 marks 500 days to go to until the opening of the games.( AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

A worker examines newly installed rows of seating at the Olympic Stadium, as work continues to get it ready for the start of the 2012 Olympic Games in London, Tuesday, March, 15, 2011, the first day that 6.6 million tickets for the games went on sale. March 15 marks 500 days to go to until the opening of the games.( AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

Former Olympic champions, American track and field athlete Carl Lewis and Romanian gymnast Nadia Comaneci pose for the cameras in front of London's Tower Bridge as they take part in a media event to launch 500 days to the start of the London 2012 games and the beginning of the sale of 6.6 million tickets for the games in London, Tuesday March 15, 2011 .

The London 2012 Olympic Games countdown clock is unveiled at a ceremony in Trafalgar Square in central London, Monday, March, 14, 2011. From Tuesday morning, 6.6 million Olympic tickets become available, 500 days before the Games begin. People have a six-week window to apply for tickets on the London 2012 website

Fireworks light up as the London 2012 Olympic Games countdown clock registers 500 days till the games begin at a ceremony in Trafalgar Square in central London, Monday, March, 14, 2011. From Tuesday morning, 6.6 million Olympic tickets become available, 500 days before the Games begin. People have a six-week window to apply for tickets on the London 2012 website