London 2012: It's almost here – but are we ready?
Charlie CooperIt has been nearly seven years – or 2,479 days to be exact – since Trafalgar Square erupted in celebration at the announcement that London would host the Olympic Games in the summer of 2012.
Now there are only 100 days to go before the Games finally, officially begin. With the stadiums and venues in place, the travel arrangements (almost) ironed out and the oft-revised budget finalised, organisers are preparing for the final countdown to what they hope – and claim – will be the greatest show on earth.
"This is the moment that we really do start getting ready for celebrating and welcoming the world," Lord Coe said yesterday. Of course, if you are one of the many people for whom seven years of near-constant publicity has taken the shine off that summer day in 2005, it is the moment to book your outbound flights. Like it or not, the Olympics will be everywhere for the next 100 days. And then they will actually begin.
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"London 2012: It's almost here – but are we ready? ", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), avril 2012. Consulté le 25/09/2023. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/london-2012-it-s-almost-here-but-are-we-ready-