April 19, 2012
Weymouth, UK
A giant sand castle marks 100 days to the 2012 Olympic Games opening ceremony in London. (via BBC News)

Weymouth, UK

A giant sand castle marks 100 days to the 2012 Olympic Games opening ceremony in London. (via BBC News)

March 1, 2012
Whitley Bay, UK
American artist Yvette Mattern’s Global Rainbow, which celebrates Martin Luther King Day, lights up the north-east coastline to herald the 2012 Olympic Games (via guardian.co.uk)

Whitley Bay, UK

American artist Yvette Mattern’s Global Rainbow, which celebrates Martin Luther King Day, lights up the north-east coastline to herald the 2012 Olympic Games (via guardian.co.uk)

January 28, 2012
London, UK
Olympian Matthew Pinsent helps carry the first of 16,000 beds to be installed in the Athletes’ Village at the Olympic Park. The Olympic Village was handed over for its fit-out of furnishings which will turn it into the home of the athletes who will compete at the London 2012 Games. The handover marks the six-month countdown to the start of the Games. The site will house up to 16,000 athletes and team officials during the Olympic Games and 6,200 athletes and team officials, plus 1,000 referees and umpires during the Paralympic Games, from 200 countries around the world. (via Telegraph)

London, UK

Olympian Matthew Pinsent helps carry the first of 16,000 beds to be installed in the Athletes’ Village at the Olympic Park. The Olympic Village was handed over for its fit-out of furnishings which will turn it into the home of the athletes who will compete at the London 2012 Games. The handover marks the six-month countdown to the start of the Games. The site will house up to 16,000 athletes and team officials during the Olympic Games and 6,200 athletes and team officials, plus 1,000 referees and umpires during the Paralympic Games, from 200 countries around the world. (via Telegraph)

January 15, 2012
London, UK
Workers install artist Monica Bonvicini’s RUN sculpture in the plaza of the London 2012 handball arena (via guardian.co.uk)
Run… handball… run… handball… Am I missing something?

London, UK

Workers install artist Monica Bonvicini’s RUN sculpture in the plaza of the London 2012 handball arena (via guardian.co.uk)

Run… handball… run… handball… Am I missing something?

January 12, 2012
London, UK
Daniel Keatings of Great Britain in action on the Rings during day one of the Men’s gymnastics Olympic qualification round at North Greenwich Arena. Great Britain’s men won the Olympic test even in style to qualify a full team for the Game for the first time since Barcelona 1992. (via BBC News)

London, UK

Daniel Keatings of Great Britain in action on the Rings during day one of the Men’s gymnastics Olympic qualification round at North Greenwich Arena. Great Britain’s men won the Olympic test even in style to qualify a full team for the Game for the first time since Barcelona 1992. (via BBC News)

December 8, 2011
UK
British sprinter James Ellington is seeking a sponsorship deal via an online auction site as part of his race to compete in the 2012 Olympic Games in London. He has turned to eBay to try to raise funds. (via Telegraph)

UK

British sprinter James Ellington is seeking a sponsorship deal via an online auction site as part of his race to compete in the 2012 Olympic Games in London. He has turned to eBay to try to raise funds. (via Telegraph)

November 24, 2011
Royal Mint, UK
The first Olympic kilo coin, designed in gold by sculptor Sir Anthony Caro. Sir Anthony’s design depicts the sports equipment used for Weightlifting, Boxing, Football and Athletics framed by a laurel wreath and the official London 2012 logo to commemorate the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Only 60 gold Kilo coins, each priced at £100,000 and containing one kilo of fine gold, will be produced. (via Telegraph)

Royal Mint, UK

The first Olympic kilo coin, designed in gold by sculptor Sir Anthony Caro. Sir Anthony’s design depicts the sports equipment used for Weightlifting, Boxing, Football and Athletics framed by a laurel wreath and the official London 2012 logo to commemorate the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Only 60 gold Kilo coins, each priced at £100,000 and containing one kilo of fine gold, will be produced. (via Telegraph)

October 27, 2011
London, UK
British discus record holder and Olympic hopeful Lawrence Okoye poses outside the Houses of Parliament to recreate the official poster for the 1948 London Olympic Games. The image was commissioned by British Airways, official airline partner of the London 2012 Games, to form part of a limited edition calendar. (via Telegraph)

London, UK

British discus record holder and Olympic hopeful Lawrence Okoye poses outside the Houses of Parliament to recreate the official poster for the 1948 London Olympic Games. The image was commissioned by British Airways, official airline partner of the London 2012 Games, to form part of a limited edition calendar. (via Telegraph)

August 21, 2011
London, UK
BMX riders are pictured during a practice session at the Olympic BMX course in Stratford, east London (via The Telegraph)

London, UK

BMX riders are pictured during a practice session at the Olympic BMX course in Stratford, east London (via The Telegraph)

July 29, 2011
London 2012: Olympic gold medals glitter in public for the first time
Design by British artist David Watkins in line with London 2012 logo but fails to impress branding experts (via The Guardian)

London 2012: Olympic gold medals glitter in public for the first time

Design by British artist David Watkins in line with London 2012 logo but fails to impress branding experts (via The Guardian)

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