15 March 2011
Today marks exactly 500 days to go until the London 2012 Olympic Games opening ceremony on July 27, 2012
More than 10,000 athletes from 205 countries will gather together next year in a spirit of excellence, friendship and respect. Television audiences are expected to top five billion as one of the world’s most compelling events gets underway.
In the Olympic host city the official countdown clock was unveiled in Trafalgar Square which will kick off celebrations throughout London today.