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Marking 100 Days To The Olympics

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Marking 100 Days To The Olympics
Class 3O at Barnes Primary School
Class 3O at Barnes Primary School
Marking 100 days to go to the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew: people getting ready to welcome the world in 2012. In the rings: athletes families, Torchbearers, Games Maker volunteers, London 2012 Festival participants (including Jennie Harrington, English National Ballet, the West London Hub for Big Dance in 2012) and schoolchildren from Julians Primary School in Lambeth.

The rings, which are 15.5m each in circumference, will be made up of 20,000 plants and will be visible from the Heathrow flight path.  The flowers were planted over a period of five days by a team of volunteers and Kew staff and consist of Viola ?Blue For You?, Viola ?Clear Yellow?, Viola ?Black Delight?, apple mint (Mentha suaveolens) and Viola ?Red Blotch? plants.
The Olympic Rings in bloom at Kew will be visible from the Heathrow flight path / photo LOCOG
London is ready to welcome the world. At Horse Guards Parade in central London 260 Guardsmen from the Grenadier, Coldstream, Scots and Welsh Guards mark 100 days to go to the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Guardsmen from the Grenadier, Coldstream, Scots and Welsh Guards mark 100 days to go / photo Justin Setterfield for LOCOG
The colours of the Union Jack by Sarah Hyndman
The colours of the Union Jack by Sarah Hyndman
Homage to industry by Sarah Hyndman
Homage to industry by Sarah Hyndman
Brit nostalgia by Sarah Hyndman
Brit nostalgia by Sarah Hyndman
Thinking about Chelsea Flower Show by Sarah Hyndman
Thinking about Chelsea Flower Show by Sarah Hyndman
Celebrating the torch relay by Sarah Hyndman
Celebrating the torch relay by Sarah Hyndman
Retro a go go by Sarah Hyndman
Retro a go go by Sarah Hyndman
Everyday Olympic Rings created by kids from Class 3O at Barnes Primary School with Sarah Hyndman
Everyday Olympic Rings created by kids from Class 3O at Barnes Primary School with Sarah Hyndman
Everyday Olympic Rings created by kids from Class 3O at Barnes Primary School with Sarah Hyndman
Everyday Olympic Rings created by kids from Class 3O at Barnes Primary School with Sarah Hyndman

Giant blooming Olympic Rings were unveiled at Kew and Guardsmen in bearskins lined up at Horse Guards Parade to mark 100 days to go until London 2012 this morning.

The Games motto was also announced as 'Inspire a generation'. The organising committee may then be pleased to learn about Barnes Primary School's Arts Week project with alternative Olympic poster designer, Sarah Hyndman. Class 3O worked with Sarah on her an Olympic logo a day project, which uses everyday objects as Olympic Rings. They ran with the idea with wonderful results. We particularly like the class photo!

Sarah herself has also released five new alternative posters to mark her own landmark of 100 logos to go. These five (pictured) are intended as "unofficial love letters to London 2012". Browse more of Sarah and the children's creations at olympiclogoaday.com.

Last Updated 18 April 2012

MattFromLondonist

Ian notes some other notable things that are 100 days away: http://www.ianvisits.co.uk/blo...