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  1. His work is red and orange inspired from india.North park at the Olympic Park to open to Public in 2013. http://www.bbc.co.uk...london-18034343
  2. Still not much room - with all those cabins.......all to tight......??
  3. The Catering sheds are on the site of the cauldron?
  4. http://www.arcelormittalorbit.com/ Official site http://twitter.com/#!/amorbit Twitter.
  5. London 2012: Isles of Wonder is Olympic ceremony theme London 2012's opening ceremony is to be called Isles of Wonder, organisers have revealed six months ahead of the Games. The ceremony's artistic director, Danny Boyle, revealed the name at a press briefing alongside creative director Stephen Daldry. Boyle said it would be about a land that has been poisoned by industrial legacy and the recovery of that land. It is anticipated the opening ceremony on 27 July will be watched by one billion TV viewers. Advertising experts estimate this is worth up to £5bn in airtime exposure. Bolye, who is best known for directing Oscar-winning movie Slumdog Millionaire and Trainspotting, said they had commissioned the biggest ringing bell in Europe to hang at one end of stadium and ring at opening of Games. It is to be inscribed with a quote from Shakespeare's The Tempest: "Be not afeard, the isle is full of noises". Boyle said he wanted people to hear it "for hundreds of years". 'Fabulous opportunity' Talking about all four Olympic ceremonies Daldry said they were the "greatest shows on earth and the task was enormous." He said they represent one journey to the end looking at who we are, who we were and who we would wish to be. More detailed information will be released about the artists in April and the content of opening ceremony in June, he added. At the opening ceremony Boyle will again be collaborating with electronic musical duo Underworld whose 'Born Slippy' featured in Trainspotting. The pair have been named musical directors of the three-hour ceremony. Some 20,000 performers are being sought for the opening and closing ceremonies of the Olympic and Paralympic Games. London 2012 ceremonies Cast of 15,000 volunteers 23,000 costumes 12 hours of music 60 musicians 15,000 sq m of staging 13,000 propos one million watt PA system with 500 speakers They will be drawn from members of the public and more than 10,000 have already been auditioned. Speaking earlier on Friday about the challenges that lay ahead in the next six months, London 2012 Chairman Seb Coe said it was a fabulous opportunity but a "heavy weight of responsibility". Locog chief executive Paul Deighton said it would be all about attention to detail as well as building the excitement and helping people to be a part of what will be "the greatest thing this city has seen in their lifetimes". A ceremony was also being held marking the handover of the Athletes' Village, on the Olympic Park in Stratford, from the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) to Locog. The 2,818 flats will now be fitted out to cater for 16,000 athletes and officials from 200 countries.
  6. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQu62yi38os&list=UUGWCYLAYnAQHB7uufoLuEWA&feature=plcp
  7. opps sorry - well from the Legacy Company! I am sure media will look at it!
  8. A recent shot from Flickr: The Olympic Park, Stratford, London by David S Wilson, on Flickr Kool
  9. Images from London2012.com Images from London2012.com Images from London2012.com Images from London2012.com Images from London2012.com [
  10. Because the beautiful game have become corrupt
  11. its from the other forum link I posted from the Orbit tower planning application............
  12. Fears for India's Commonwealth Games http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/8303029.stm
  13. I carnt wait to see the Queen of Canada open the 2010 games!
  14. Because of the history and what she stands for! also the idea of having a head of state above politics has some advantages and the fact your not having a change of office every four years etc. With the queen being head of state of democracies and a constitutional monarchy its up to the nation to invite her! that's a constitutional democracy! Australia in 2000 decided not to invite the queen to open the 2000 Olympic games as at that time there was a strong constitutional debate going on, and the Queen is above politics. At the end of the day its up to each of her realms to decide who they want as head of state! Up to now in Australia, Canada, and New Zealand its working ok, So why change something that works ok?
  15. Queen Elizabeth has french and German ancestry as English, one of her predecessors was the dutch king William! Queen is head of state of Canada when in Canada the Governor General is below the Queen because the governor represents the queen when she is away from Canada. information is on http://www.royal.gov.uk/
  16. Queen Elizabeth has a different constitutional role for each nation, as head of state her role is slightly different from say Canada to the UK full details on the site http://www.royal.gov.uk/ and under realm. as for commonwealth games the head of the commonwealth opens to games so as the queen is head of the commonwealth then she does that role. Queen is really above being a citizen of an individual nation as she is head of state of several.
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