4/18/2012

London Olympics motto: Inspire a generation

LONDON - The motto of the London Olympic Games - Inspire a Generation - was unveiled by the London Olympics organizing committee (LOCOG) on Wednesday as they celebrate 100 days to go to the Olympic Games.

It is "reflecting the promise made when London bid for the Games, the motto will appear on branding and publications in the run-up to and during, the Games," LOCOG said in a statement before a press conference for the 100 days countdown to the opening of the Games.

LOCOG president Sebastian Coe and CEO Paul Deighton will be present at the press conference to be held at London's Kew Garden later.

UK ready to welcome the world

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260 Guardsmen from the Grenadier, Coldstream, Scots and Welsh Guards pose for a photograph as they form the number 100, to mark 100 days to go to the London 2012 Olympic Games, on Horse Guards Parade in central London April 16, 2012. [Photo/Agencies]

Millions of people around the UK get ready to welcome the world to London, said the LOCOG.

"Among those getting ready are a total of 70,000 volunteers, already a significant way through the million hours of training they will receive ahead of the eight million hours of volunteering they will deliver," said LOCOG on the website.

According to LOCOG, a recent survey shows more than eight million people are willing to line the streets and cheer the thousands of community heroes carrying the Olympic Flame around the UK.

Two million school children are learning about the value of the Games as well as the cultures of the countries and regions that send their athletes to compete in London.

Meanwhile eight millions Olympic and Paralympic tickets will be sold to British local sports fans in order to help forge a hospitable and jubilant atmosphere as the quadrennial sports galas get underway.

(china daily)

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