With 100 days to go for the opening ceremony of the 2012 London Olympics, chairman of the Games organising committee Lord Sebastian Coe unveiled the motto “Inspire a generation” at Kew Gardens in London on Wednesday.
“Every one of those individual performances will create a symphony of inspiration that will create lasting change,” said Coe, the chairman of the London 2012 organising committee, Locog.
The organising committee also announced that the high points of the opening ceremony July 27 will be the flypast by Red Arrows over Belfast, Cardiff, Edinburgh and London.
Going to London
Russian swimming team skipper Yevgeny Korotyshkin clinched the national title in the men’s 100-metre butterfly.
The 28-year-old short-course world record-holder clocked a time of 52.07sec to win the right to represent Russia at the 2012 Olympics. Nikolai Skvortsov, who finished second (52.08), will also compete at London.
Games on net
The IOC is offering Olympics fans closer contact with athletes through social networking.
The International Olympic Committee has launched a section on its official website for users to “view in real time what the athletes competing at the games are saying on social media sites.” Hub users can sign up at www.olympic.org/hub.