All eyes are on London with the opening of the 2012 Olympics today, July 27th.
Although no iconic buildings were created and no unlimited extravaganza Opening and Closing ceremony budgets were considered, London plans to show the world the classic English hospitality. The British government set a realistic budget of 9.3 billion pounds and they are sticking to it to show the world even in financial crisis times they can organize a proper world class event.
A new aquatic center was designed by the famous architect Zaha Hadid. It is simple, modern and functional. “Olympic Park” the main stadium, will host the Opening and Closing ceremonies a well as track and field events was designed by Populous as a functioning legacy build on a tight budget. It will be recycled and reused during the 2017 World Athletic Championship that will also be hosted in London.
What will England’s statement to the world be? It’s bound to be memorable as everything the Brit’s do. So tune in, like the millions around the world and join the Olympic spirit.