The Australian Team uniform has a little surprise. The jacket lining and inner soles of the shoes have the names of every Australian Gold medalist inside. Well done to the AOC.
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Images courtesy of the AOC Facebook page.
“Cast” members who perform at the Welcome Ceremonies for the teams, and London 2012 Volunteers watching a welcome ceremony. Please click the images to view a larger version.
Some news from our Spirit of Sydney members in London.
Barbara and Laurie are in London with the Australia Olympic Team, They have been interviewed by Channel Nine and we’re on the Today Show. Rosemary Mula will be marching with the Kiribati Team in the Opening Ceremony. Whilst her husband Wilf will be marching with the team from Tonga. One of Rosemary’s friends in London will be with the team from the British Virgin Islands. Daniel Beniston and Christine Spiliopolous are hard at work with Daniels business Kingdom Sports Group.
Best wishes to all our team members in London. They’re all doing us proud !
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Daily highlights videos of the London 2012 Torch Relay can now be seen via a dedicated page on our website at London 2012 Torch Relay – Videos
Day 6 of the Olympic Torch Relay will see the Flame pass a number of iconic landmarks including Gloucester Cathedral.
It will also travel along the Severn Valley Railway, carried on the train from Bewdley to Kidderminster by 43-year-old Christopher Stokes from Kidderminster.
via Day 6: Torch Relay visits Gloucester Cathedral and Severn Valley Railway – London 2012 Olympics.
A full list of London 2012 Torchbearers and their bio’s are online via the following link.
Olympic Torchbearers – 2012 Olympics | London 2012.
The London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay route can be view via the following link.
Olympic Torch Relay Route – 2012 Olympic Torch Map | London 2012.
The London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay is being shown live online via the following link.
Please remember to allow for the time difference, which in Eastern Australia is 9 hours.
1800 Sydney = 0900 London UK
Olympic Torch Relay Video & Live Footage – 2012 Olympics | London 2012.
It’s with great sadness that we note this evening the passing of Olympic swimming legend Murray Rose.
Read the Sydney Morning Herald report (click here).
Mr Rose died of Leukaemia aged 73.
On a personal note, I remember fondly the day that he presented me with my bid volunteers pin at the old bid company headquarters in Kent Street. It was truly an honor to meet such a wonderful ambassador for sport and such a complete gentleman.
(Peter Konnecke – Editor)
The these and some features of the London 2012 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony have been released. (click below)
BBC News – London 2012: Isles of Wonder theme for Olympic ceremony.
The London 2012 Olympic Games venues are nearing completion. Take a look at a pictorial tour of the sites from BBC News (click below)
BBC News – In pictures: Olympic venues shaping up for 2012 action.
London 2012 unveils ‘gold medal standard’ athlete accommodation | March 2012 | London 2012.
London’s Olympic Village will house up to 16,000 athletes and team officials during the Olympic Games and 6,200 athletes and team officials during the Paralympic Games.
The torch relay route for the London 2012 Olympic Games has been announced.
Details can be viewed by following this link.
“What we need to do is to overcome our natural British reserve and be a little bit more like the Australians.” London Mayor – Boris Johnson
Read more: Olympic volunteers told to be Australian | News.com.au.